Rochelle Railroad Park

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Rochelle Railroad Park
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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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thefamily3
Lafayette, IN206 contributions
Train lovers this is the place for u!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very cool place for railroad fanatics lol trains go by almost continuously. Nice covered platform to watch from and can hear what’s coming. They have a gift shop and restrooms. Good place to spend awhile and just unwind. Great spot for kids that love trains too they have a mini train they can play on.
Written August 23, 2021
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Eddie B
Kirkland, United States2 contributions
Rochelle Railroad park
Feb 2020
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!
Written February 12, 2020
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Steveradioguy
Madison, AL45 contributions
Finally made it here! Glad I did.
Jan 2020 • Family
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.

Written December 31, 2019
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Barry G
Glendive, MT235 contributions
A Bucket List Stop For All Rail Fans
Aug 2019
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.
Written August 19, 2019
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Weekendramblers
Marshfield, WI66 contributions
Watch the freight roll thru
Aug 2019 • Couples
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.
Written August 7, 2019
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zbicyclist
Chicago, IL35 contributions
Nice if you are a train fan; otherwise skip
Jul 2019
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).
Written August 6, 2019
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Tastefullycoco - The Simple Treasures
Warrington, PA573 contributions
Nice Spot for Relaxing and Trains!
Jul 2019 • Family
The Rochelle Railroad Park is a nice if you like watching trains. The small park is between two rail lines and Rochelle is one of the few places in America where the rail lines cross. There is a nice covered shelter there and many train buffs hang out there as well. Great place to pack a picnic and relax a bit.
Written July 21, 2019
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Big_bro_1_usa
Chicago, IL1,975 contributions
For the locomotive fans
Jun 2019 • Family
PROS: I can see this being a great spot to visit if you have the time and patience to wait for trains to pass by. restrooms available and parking plenty

CONS: pretty bare if there are no trains scheduled to pass by or if you are not a fan of locomotives.
Written June 25, 2019
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Homecroft56
Nineveh, IN358 contributions
Great photo spot
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 part - but good for future visitors. We did stop on the street across from the park and within 5 minutes two long trains passed going in opposite directions. About 100 trains pass this location every 24 hours - a great location to watch and photograph trains.
Written September 7, 2018
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cbq12018
Fort Lewis, WA43 contributions
Fantastic Photo and Train Watching!
Sep 2017 • Solo
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.
Written August 28, 2018
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