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    Take a look at this Train Depot

    Chase Millsap

    by Chase Millsap



    Henry M
    Bailey Yard is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. Owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad, Bailey Yard is located in North Platte, Nebraska. The yard is named after former Union Pacific President Ed H. Bailey.

    The gigantic Bailey Yard covers a total expanse of 2,850 acres (12 km²) and is over 8 miles (13 km) in length. The yard is made up of some 315 miles (507 km) worth of track, including 18 receiving and 16 departure tracks.

    Bailey Yard handles over 10,000 railroad cars every day. Approximately 3,000 cars are sorted daily in the yard’s two humps. Because of the enormous amount of products that pass through Bailey Yard, Union Pacific describes the yard as an “economic barometer of America.”

    Besides being home to two humps, the yard also includes a locomotive fueling and servicing center that handles more than 8,500 locomotives per month, locomotive repair shop that can repair 750 locomotives monthly, and car repair facility that handles nearly 50 cars daily.

    Union Pacific employs more than 2,600 people North Platte, most of whom are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bailey Yard.

    Bailey Yard has expanded significantly since the first tracks were laid in 1948. In 1995, as a result of its massive size, the yard was recognized in the Guinness Book of Records. It was recently featured on the "Freight Trains" episode of Modern Marvels on The History Channel

    By Henry M9 years ago
    Chase Millsap
    I think it is, I have seen many depots in the past like this one, I saw a big one in Jacksonville, Fl, and here in Charlotte, NC we have a few depots too, and if you watched my Belmont videos, I have learned that the Downtown area used to be a Depot in the early days, and now it has all changed, just the usual everyday freight train. by the way, welcome to our railfan family, great to have post your videos.
    By Chase Millsap9 years ago
    hétéro 2007
    biggest train depot in the world i think ?

    thanx tran77
    By hétéro 20079 years ago