Postcard from North Platte, Nebraska

Golden Spike Tower at the Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. Named in honor of former Union Pacific President Edd H. Bailey, the massive yard covers 2,850 acres, reaching a total length of eight miles. The yard is located in the midst of key east-west and north-south corridors, on the busiest freight rail line in America, making it a critical component of Union Pacific’s rail network.

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    1. Interesting thought. It seems to be pretty well lighted, but I don’t think the tower is open late enough. They would probably get cranky about a drone….

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