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“For the aficionado”

Rochelle Railroad Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Rochelle
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Owner description: Open all day and night, this park has a raised platform so train-devotees can really see and feel the locomotion.
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 industrial engine that was produced in the area. There is a gift shop as well. The rail park is about 50 miles from the Illinois Railway Museum so it is a great add on to a visit to that attraction as well. If one is so inclined the radio frequencies for Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe are posted so that one can monitor radio transmissions.

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Reviewed 13 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 this is a cute outing for a bit.

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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 2 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, worth the 200 mile drive for us!

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.

Thank buggs_moran
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