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Great photo spot

Nice city park that is adjacent to two major rail lines that cross each other at this location... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Chuck B
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Nineveh, Indiana
Fantastic Photo and Train Watching!

One of the best places to watch trains without the hassle of someone thinking you should not be... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
cbq12018
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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.
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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 7 September 2018

Nice city park that is adjacent to two major rail lines that cross each other at this location. Great observation point. We were disappointed the day we stopped that the park was closed due to the parking lot being recently resealed. Bad timing on our...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of the best places to watch trains without the hassle of someone thinking you should not be taking pictures of Trains. Also the local Police know it's not illegal to photo and watch Trains.

Thank cbq12018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I was in the area and heard about this place so I thought I would stop by. It is a park at an intersection of two major railroads, you can actually see the crossing. People come and sit at tables which are under a shelter...More

Thank peterglassman
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Finally made it to the holy grail of Illinois. Easy access off of I-88. Lots of open area, especially for the kids. The shaded shelter area was nice on our hot day visit. The gift shop/visitors center was open, nice displays in there. Especially liked...More

Thank Mbv9415
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Nice place to visit if you like to watch trains. Lots of action, and you can get close-up views. The shelter is clean and well-maintained, and restrooms are nearby. The only negative is that the wifi is pathetic.

1  Thank LPBH01
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We travel to northern WI. 4 or 5 times a year. This is always a stop on our way. Our little 6 year old grandson loves to stop here. He just simply loves trains. He knows where every train is on the way. I don't...More

1  Thank Marty W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We go here twice a year. Very relaxing but you need to like trains. There are two or three per hour. Lots of free parking. Now its hot and there is a covered area to keep out of the sun. Bring a picnic as there...More

1  Thank witraveler225
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

1  Thank AvWriter
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

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 21 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

1  Thank Dan S
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