World's Largest Yard

September 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

You may have to be a railroad buff to appreciate seeing Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska.

The world's largest classification yard is 8 miles long and 2 miles wide. It has over 200 tracks with nearly 140 trains with 14,000 railroad cars passing through the Bailey Yard EVERY DAY.

This photo from the 8 story tall observation tower shows the locomotive fueling and service center; 8,500 locomotives pass through this facility every month.

You might have thought North Platte was only famous as the home of Buffalo Bill Cody, and missed this. And maybe not.


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