Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Rail Fest

Monday, September 19, 2011
This past weekend, our family had a weekend get away.
And here's the story..

My hubby and son both share a very fun passion {can you guess?} TRAINS..
It's actually Dustin who made my hubby addicted to trains. And now...the whole family {oh yeah, that's including ME} is Train Fanatic.

From Sept 16-18...Union Pacific Corporation hosted a Rail Fest. It's located in North Platte, Nebraska.
3 hours away from where we live...and we had to go. Everyone in our household was very excited.

Here are some pictures from the trip..

Some FUN facts that we found out during the festival:
- In 2008, North Platte was named Rail Town USA
- North Platte is the home of Union Pacific's Bailey Yard ~ the largest train yard in the world
- There are about 1500 trains pass through this yard
- Their diesel shop is as big as 3 football fields

Here's the panorama picture of the Bailey Yard

Despite the gloomy and cold weather....we HAD wonderful and fun times...and already we're looking forward to next year, 150th anniversary celebration.

Anyhow....I hope I you enjoy this.
And I will be back tomorrow with some scrappy stuff. 
Thank you for stopping.
Have a great week.

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