Bailey Yard is the world's largest railroad classification yard, a complex series of tracks for storing, sorting, or loading and unloading railroad cars and locomotives. this location has repair shops for the engines and rail cars as well. It is operated by the Union Pacific Railroad.
The tourist feature of this yard is the Golden Spike Tower with an open-air and another enclosed observation area for viewing the sprawling rail yard below.
\The tower has several exhibits about train history but the one that caught our attention was the one about the so called Orphan Trains. This was a supervised program that transported orphaned, homeless, or unwanted children from crowded Eastern cities of the USA to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The children would arrive at a railroad station and local residents would look them over, sometimes cruelly, before selecting one to provide a foster home.