Being the world’s largest rail road yard, Bailey Yard has an average of 139 trains a day with 14,000 rail cars pass through each day, according to the North Platte/Lincoln County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The camera pans from east to west giving the viewer a scene of the facets of Bailey Yard.
The webcam stream is the result of a grant from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.
Lisa Burke, Executive Director of the NP/LCCVB, explains that the webcam will ‘serve the appetite’ of hungry rail fans across the world, the view of Bailey Yard will help convince views to make the trip to North Platte so they can see the action in person. In a news release, Burke described the feeling of excitement a person should feel,
“When you see a picture of the Grand Canyon, you only want to visit it all the more to see it for yourself. The same is true for rail fans and webcams of trains. When they grasp the scope of the action at Bailey Yard, it will make them even more anxious to come and experience it for themselves. We expect this webcam to help in our marketing efforts for all of North Platte’s rail attractions as well as for our community as a whole.”
To see the webcam click here or watch it in the player above!