North Platte is a Railroad Town

North Platte's railroad heritage dates back to 1866 when 'Hell on Wheels" rolled into town! Today many visitors come to town to experience North Platte's railroad history!

North Platte, Nebraska: Trains, Trains and more Trains

The Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center looks down on the largest rail yard in the world. Billed as a one-of-a-kind attraction, it really is. There are so many train cars and engines here that it’s overwhelming.

Plus, things are happening. Trains are coming and going and being taken apart and set on routes for various places around the country. Live commerce is happening! It’s all rather dizzying and can be seen from the tower, high above the rail yard.

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Golden Spike Tower

The tower overlooks the Bailey Train Yard which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the largest classification rail yard in the world. It is 8 miles long, 2 miles wide and has 315 tracks.

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