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August 3-6, 2019

August 3-6, 2019


A BIG! celebration of North Platte, Nebraska’s rail ties.

On August 3-6 in North Platte, Nebraska, experience one of the most iconic symbols of our rich rail heritage in the home of the world's largest rail yard. This year, North Platte Rail Days welcomes the newly-restored UP No. 4014 "Big Boy" steam engine, as well as tours of Union Pacific's world-renowned Bailey Yard and the Golden Spike Tower — plus the exciting selection of fun, family-friendly community events and unique attractions that make North Platte Rail Days the nation's greatest railroad celebration.

Get your VIP badge now!

For ultimate rail fans! The Rail Days 2019 VIP Badge gives you special privileges and discounts at Rail Days attractions, as well as local restaurants and businesses. Limited quantities available; reserve yours today!

BIG thanks to our 2019 sponsors!


BIG thanks to our 2019 sponsors!


BIG Attractions

Check out our full schedule here!

Heritage Steam Engines

Feast your eyes on the newly-restored UP No. 4014 "Big Boy" steam engine — plus the Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car. Also visit the No. 3977, the world’s only Challenger steam engine on public display.

Bailey Yard Tours

Your opportunity to see the World's Largest Rail Yard, up close and in person! These FREE bus tours treat guests to views of the Wheel Defect Detector, Sand & Fueling station, Hump Yards, and so much more!

Community Events

Model train show, great food, amazing vendors, live entertainment, family events, historical static displays — the list goes on. Four full days of fun!

Golden Spike Tower

Eight floors of fun! Enjoy one-of-a-kind, panoramic views of the world’s largest rail yard and the Platte River Valley from our unique observation decks.

Shop Rail Days

Check out the exclusive, collectible merchandise available only during North Platte Rail Days 2019, and purchase your favorites NOW!