The second area to view within the tower is 95ft in the air on our 8th floor. This floor is a 360 degree enclosure with a bird’s eye view of Bailey Yard. It is truly beautiful anytime of the year, whether the sun is shining on a hot July day or if the ground is covered in snow in the middle of January. Cozy up right next to the window and view the trains of Bailey Yard for as long as your heart desires. Also on the 8th floor will be one of our many amazing volunteers who join us here at the Tower to visit with you! The majority of them are retirees from Bailey Yard, and they are full of many facts and even more stories. We also have touch screen kiosks that allow you to navigate the yard and everything in it, so tap away! You can even put a quarter in our binoculars to view the action up close.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our volunteers have decided to stay home and stay safe. However, we do have a handful of them still coming in, and we also have a video of our volunteers playing on loop. In this video, they tell you stories about their time on the yard and they explain to you what you see out the window!