Railroad

North Platte has been central to the transcontinental Railroad since it has existed. From the hell on wheels days of laying track across the prairie to the present as home of Bailey Yard, the world’s largest rail yard, the trains have been running through here.

North Platte is a fantastic destination for people who love trains and the railroad. The Cody Park Railroad Museum is one of the reasons why. This hands-on museum gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval for having the only Challenger 3900 series steam locomotive on public display in the world…

Anyone who’s ever loved the railroad or been interested in trains will instantly understand why the Golden Spike Tower gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. The tower offers the best view in the world of the world’s largest rail yard, the Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, where every day approximately…

One trip to the Lincoln County Historical Museum and you’ll see why it gets Buffalo Bill’s Buffalo of Approval. The museum contains a mix of railroad, old west, early pioneer, agricultural, and WWII history that makes it an intriguing mix for any history buff. Early pioneer history is preserved in…

Memorial Park sits right in the heart of North Platte and offers great recreational opportunities as well as some of the best viewing areas in the city for the annual NEBRASKAland Days Parade. There are several open areas for picnicking and general recreational use as well as a large playground area…

Rail Days will be held on Friday, August 5th-Sunday, August 7th in 2022. Where would you expect to find the greatest rail celebration in the world? Why, at the home of the world's largest rail yard! The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center invites you to North Platte to experience our incredible…

The perfect place for small children to cool off on a hot summer day, the Betty Keenan Memorial splash pad is located right in Memorial Park on East Fourth Street in North Platte. The park and splash pad are free and open to everyone from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day during the summer. If you’re…

Located just 25 miles west of North Platte the village of Sutherland offers great train viewing for any interested railroad fan. Located between Highway 30 and the main Union Pacific line, one of the busiest freight corridors in the world, Sutherland’s railroad park offers a great place to view…

If you want to see trains up close (but not too close, safety first) there are numerous options throughout North Platte and Lincoln County. Trains can be viewed from roads, parks, and pedestrian walkways that give rail fans a great view and photo opportunities.

Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska, is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. It was named in honor of former Union Pacific President Edd H. Bailey. This massive yard covers 2,850 acres, reaching a total length of eight miles, well beyond the borders of…