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Rochelle Railroad Park

124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
+1 815-562-7031
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Train Enthusiasts, Rejoyce!

If you are a train enthusiast, (e.g., nut), this is the place for you. It's between a busy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AvWriter
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Rochelle, Illinois
The diamond

One of the few railroad diamonds in the US.places to sit. A couple of old trains to look at. On... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mary H
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Open all day and night, this park has a raised platform so train-devotees can really see and feel the locomotion.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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124 N 9th St, Rochelle, IL 61068-1886
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+1 815-562-7031
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a train enthusiast, (e.g., nut), this is the place for you. It's between a busy crossing that splits BNSF and UP trains on a regular basis on to one of two double-track east bound sections, or merges them on to the westbound...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

One of the few railroad diamonds in the US.places to sit. A couple of old trains to look at. On site gift shop with limited snacks available. But that's ok. See my review on Dog Hub. They deliver. I have been here several times. Limited...More

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is a great place for rail fans! The diamond crossing sees some 90 trains per day and has a covered viewing deck with picnic tables and a park style grill nearby. There is also electrical. The park also has a static display of an...More

Thank Dan S
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not much of a train fan myself they are way too loud and boring for me. It is a little area with a covered area for train watching and a little museum that is open limited hours. If you love trains or your kid does...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a great spot for anyone that enjoys trains. The gift shop was hot and the cashier wasn't very friendly...

Thank Erik M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A nice park, with a covered seating area, a grill and a fire pit. There is also a small gift shop with coffee and snacks. You can also use the monitor to track the arrival of freight traffic. Great for rail fans of all ages,...More

Thank chris248
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

About 10 railroad enthusiasts hanging out on a summer Sunday morning to watch the trains. Nice facility. Neat to see the quad rail crossing.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little park where the UP and BNSF mainlines cross. A covered pavilion with picnic tables makes for a pleasant wait. Railroad communications are piped into speakers around the pavilion. A small visitor center has public restrooms and tourist materials. A fair amount of parking...More

Thank Rocky7149
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing place that (safely) gets you up close to the trains as they rumble down the tracks! If you love trains, you'll love this place!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although the day that I was there, we had maintenance working on the diamond, once they completed their work, the viewing was great. Unfortunately, the radio at the park was messed up, so you couldn't keep track of the trains.

Thank weheinz
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