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Rochelle Railroad Park, Rochelle

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#74 of 314 in Parks in Illinois
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The Rochelle Railroad Park is a city park located in Rochelle, Illinois where railfans can safely view and photograph trains.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • I love coming down here. If you are a train buff then you will find your people here! I come down because I love to photograph the graffiti and the kiddos just love watching the trains go by. It's a wonderful way to pass a beautiful day.
  • This park changed my view on life. Prior to my encounter with the Rochelle railroad park, I was living in a dumpster in Intercourse, Pennsylvania. I had 3 contagious cancers and did not have any money for treatment. A very nice old lady suggested I go to Rochelle Railroad park and watch trains because it would change my life. I didn’t believe her at first but I hopped a Norfolk southern and then Union Pacific freight train to the park. I was greeted by a bunch of strange looking male-like creatures with cameras pointed at me and it felt like home. I made friends with all of them and we had a grand time. Then, my second day there the Norfolk Southern Conrail unit was trailing on a BNSF ethanol train and that cured all 3 of my contagious cancers and put money in my bank account. I now live in the whitcomb engine in the rail park with my pet monkey and my new best friend and lover, Cornelius. I also own a very nice car now (2001 Chrysler town and country) but I mostly use trains for transport. If this rail park can change my life it can change yours as well.

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