World’s Largest Railroad Yard

Title:World’s Largest Railroad Yard
Location:Bailey Yard, North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Description:The gigantic Bailey Yard is midway between Chicago and Salt Lake City and halfway between Denver and Omaha.[1] It covers a total expanse of 2,850 acres (11.5 km2) and is over 8 miles (13 km) in length and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide. The yard has 200 separate tracks totaling 315 miles (507 km) of track, 985 switches, 766 turnouts,[2] and 17 receiving and 16 departure tracks.[3] Union Pacific employs more than 2,600 people in North Platte,[1] most of whom are responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bailey Yard.