Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 20 – 22, 2013

 

North Platte Rail Fest, September 21-22, 2013, North Platte, Nebraska

 

Twice named to American Bus Association’s top 100 events list, the highlight of the three day festival is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, the world’s largest railroad classification yard.

 

Twice named to American Bus Association’s top 100 events list, the highlight of the three day festival is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, the world’s largest railroad classification yard.

 

North Platte, Nebraska (September 3, 2013) - Twice named to American Bus Association’s top 100 events list, Rail Fest rolls into North Platte, Nebraska, on September 20 – 22, 2013. The highlight of the three day festival is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, the world’s largest railroad classification yard. This is the only time of the year that the public is allowed on the property of this massive, 24/7 transportation operation.

 

Much more is planned for the weekend – tours of select locomotives in Union Pacific’s Heritage Fleet, exhibits and demonstrations of railroad jobs, tools and equipment, model railroad show, non-stop entertainment, children’s events and food, craft and railroad memorabilia vendors.

 

Special features include a Cemetery Tour featuring North Platte’s infamous past, and the heartwarming story of North Platte’s World War II home front effort in “The Canteen Spirit Experience.”

 

North Platte earns its “Rail Town USA” designation (made official by an act of Congress) by more than just Rail Fest. Visitors will not want to miss the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center with an 8 story view of Bailey Yard and participate in or watch the all-new Handcar Races scheduled for September 21. At the Cody Park Railroad Museum, an historic Challenger steam locomotive is available to climb in, on and around.

 

The Bailey Yard bus tours are free, but tickets must be reserved. There is an admission charge to the Golden Spike Tower, Cemetery Tour and Canteen Spirit Experience. More information can be found at www.VisitNorthPlatte.com/attraction/north-platte-rail-fest
 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Lisa Burke

Email: info@visitnorthplatte.com

Phone: (308) 532-4729

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

North Platte Visitors Bureau

315 West Eugene Ave., North Platte, NE 69101

Web: www.VisitNorthPlatte.com

 

 

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North Platte Rail Fest, September 21-22, 2013, North Platte, Nebraska

North Platte, Nebraska - Twice named to American Bus Association’s top 100 events list, Rail Fest rolls into North Platte, Nebraska, on September 20 – 22, 2013. The highlight of the three day festival is the bus tours of Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard, the world’s largest railroad classification yard. Enjoy tours of select locomotives in Union Pacific’s Heritage Fleet, exhibits and demonstrations of railroad jobs, tools and equipment, model railroad show, non-stop entertainment, children’s events and food, craft and railroad memorabilia vendors. More information can be found at www.VisitNorthPlatte.com/attraction/north-platte-rail-fest 

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