In General
Getting Here


In General

Location / Name:
Sutherland NE, Lincoln County

What's Here:
Rail Park

GPS Coordinates: 41.156369, -101.130648
Phone A/C: 308
ZIP: 69165

Access by train/transit:

The Scoop:

The city of Sutherland has erected a Rail Park for railfans, about 20 miles west of the infamous tower in North Platte NE.

There is supposed to be around 100 trains a day, more than enough to keep even me busy!

I have not visited this location, this was all done via Google Maps.

Denver Todd

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:

Getting Here

Exit 158 off of Interstate 80.  Then about 1-3/4 mile or so north on county road 25.  It will pass over US 30, after it loops around, take a left on 30, and then about a half mile to the park



  The Sutherland Railroad Park

  The Sutherland Train Depot

I'm not coming up with a whole lot of info on the depot, everything seems to stop in 2015, so I don't know if it has been moved to the Golden Spike Tower in North Platte or not.  And there seems to be NO information on the Spike's Tower website about the depot, which makes me wonder if it was moved there (my guess is that it was not).

Not all sources agree with it's build date, but it is around 1894, built by the Union Pacific RR.


  Colorlights - east side of the Park

It shouldn't surprise anyone that on this extremely well traveled route, that the signals have all been "Darth Vader" colorlights for some time.

  Colorlights - first set on the west side of the Park

  Colorlights - second set west of the Park



I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.


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