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Rail Days is going virtual

 North Platte Rail Days is now going virtual. Typically guests would load onto buses and explore the areas but this year they will be seeing the sites online. The virtual tour will even take people to locations they couldn't see before. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)
North Platte Rail Days is now going virtual. Typically guests would load onto buses and explore the areas but this year they will be seeing the sites online. The virtual tour will even take people to locations they couldn't see before. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV) (KNOP)
Published: May. 24, 2020 at 10:52 PM CDT
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North Platte Rail Days is now going virtual. Typically guests would load onto buses and explore the areas but this year they will be seeing the sites online. The virtual tour will even take people to locations they couldn't see before.

Kirsten Parker, the Executive Director of Golden Spike says this is a great opportunity.

"I think people are really going to enjoy having the opportunity to really get to see some different areas or some operations maybe they haven't seen yet," said Parker.

There will be a Q and A with the Bailey Yard Superintendent where viewers can ask questions and kids will have virtual activities. National and International travelers may not be able to come in person this year, they will be able to join online.

"This is such a great opportunity for us to go to them and let them see even more than what they would see if they were here and get that taste of what Rail Days is going to be like so it can be hopefully some marketing for even future years to get them to physically come here when it's safe," said Parker.

This event will be August 7th through the 9th. The next two months will be dedicated to filming, editing, and preparing a fun new experience for Rail Days. They have not decided how they will be creating this process just yet but they are excited for how this will bring new opportunities for Rail Days.

"A whole new ball game a whole new something to try but I'm excited about the possibilities and the growth that it really does bring," said Parker.

For updates keep up with North Platte Rail Days.com.

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