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Rochelle Railroad Park

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Rochelle Railroad Park

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eddieb389 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kirkland, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
It's an interesting and relaxing way to spend a day. Trains just take your mind off everything; they're so powerful, and such a testament to human engineering genius and hard work. They move the country's goods and millions of people daily, and our railroads should be appreciated much more than they are, and this is a way to both grow in that appreciation and spend a day freeing up your mind in the presence of a world apart from what most of us do each day. I just love trains!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Steveradioguy wrote a review Dec 2019
Madison, Alabama37 contributions5 helpful votes
Being a fan of trains, I’ve been watching this webcam from time to time for years... and wanted to see this spot in person. Lots of trains roll thru here (UP and BNSF). We were passing thru the area on the way to Christmas vacation so we made this our overnight spot and got a hotel room. In the morning, my son and I went down to the park. On a Sunday morning, we got to see 5 trains in one hour. It’s a quiet zone so they do not sound the horn typically... but they did a few times for my son :). I also pulled up the Trains Magazine webcam up on my phone so we could see and hear ourselves. That was fun. About a 40 second delay. If you like trains, def plan to stop by if you’re not too far away.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Barry G wrote a review Aug 2019
Glendive, Montana236 contributions30 helpful votes
Stopped here on a Sat. and, for two hours, ended up seeing 10 trains between BNSF and UPRR. Have been here before and, if you like trains, you can stay from 1 hour to all day. Weekends probably have more traffic than weekdays since trackwork usually slows down traffic on the weekdays. Plenty of places in the town of Rochelle to pick up food and bring to the railroad park. Sometimes hard to hear the railroad transmissions over the speakers in the rafters of the pavilion. Maybe they need to be replaced.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Weekendramblers wrote a review Aug 2019
Marshfield, Wisconsin64 contributions34 helpful votes
A nice viewing area to watch em cross the double diamond. They monitor radio dispatch, and it’s covered in case of rain. You can sit there all day and night, and socialize with other Rail fans...visit the gift shop when it’s open(check their website for hours), they really move a lot of intermodal,bulk, and mixed trains! Not on an Amtrak route, strictly freight as far as I’ve seen, but a marvel to see trains every couple of minutes. If you go when it’s dry out, there will be dust in the air as trains pass, so take a shower after you hang out, ha ha! You can bring food in, park, and have a picnic, tables available to public.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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zbicyclist wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois35 contributions9 helpful votes
There's a nice covered platform to watch freight trains go by. They have the railroad radio piped in, although it would be hard to understand if you didn't know the lingo. There were three other clusters of people there when I was; one pair of men were railroad fans and it was interesting talking with them. Unfortunately, I was there about 30-40 minutes but no trains passed by. I know it's a busy intersection, because on the way into town from DeKalb I saw 3 Union Pacific Freights, but didn't see anywhile I was on the platform. I was there too early to investigate the museum / gift shop (opens at 10).
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Date of experience: July 2019
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