Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

Omaha area jumps aboard for Railroad Days

Railroad Days celebrate the rail industry’s history in the Omaha Metro area. We try to attend annually. Lisa’s Uncle Brad loves trains, so it’s a great way to spend the day with him. Railroad Days allow visitors an opportunity to visit five train-related attractions – Lauritzen Botanical gardens, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Durham Museum and […]

Union Pacific’s Bailey Yard brings 150 trains a day through North Platte

The world’s busiest business rail yard calls North Platte home. Union Pacific Railroad (UP) uses the bailey yard to switch train cars for their final destinations.  The Bailey Yard is halfway between Denver and Omaha. About 150 trains pass through daily. They involve changing an average of 10,000 cars. This is no easy task. The […]

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