North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska; it is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, and as of the year 2000 the population was just under 28,000. The city is a full-blooded railroad town, and it houses Union Pacific Railroad\’s Bailey Yard. Though today the city is serviced by only freight trains, during the Second World War the city was a stopping point for fresh troops being transported through the state, and residents of the city would offer coffee, sandwiches and hospitality to the departing soldiers.


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The city has long been a railroad town, and was the main reason the city was built in the first place. Union Pacific Railroad chose the city as the location of its Bailey Yard due to its location, and the company still employs many residents today. The city has continued to grow despite the decline in rail traffic, though freight trains do go through the city often.

Temperatures in the city, during the summer, typically hover in the low to mid 80\’s during the day, while after the sun falls the temperatures drop to around 62 degrees, the average low during the summer. Winter months see a drastic change in temperature, with average highs hovering around 33 degrees and lows getting into the low teens. Snowfall is common, and typically the city will receive around 30 inches of rainfall per year.

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