I use to but I didn't like the Photo Angles. So I just stay home or go eslewhere.
dhaugh wrote:Back to Rochelle, IL... what are the park hours there? I believe they have a firepit and I'd like to use it when I'm there next month. Also, what are the hours of the hobby shop? thanks to all.. DaveThe park does indeed have a firepit, and it is open 24/7/365, rain/snow/sleet/shine. Not sure about the hobby shop hours...
Rochelle Railfan Park ExpandsThe rest is here:
April 15, 2006
ROCHELLE, ILLINOIS | The Rochelle Railroad Park is about to undergo a massive expansion, thanks to the cooperation of BNSF Railway and Union Pacific. Recent questions over the park's future has led the Rochelle Tourism & Visitor's Association to reveal its master plan ahead of schedule.
"The Rochelle Tourism & Visitor's Association has acquired the former Del Monte facility adjacent to the diamond for future use," said Ross Freier, association director. "Integration into the current park will require major reconstruction but with the assistance pledged by both BNSF and Union Pacific and local businessowners we are confident everything will be in place by summer 2007."
The park will include an expanded gift shop, located in the former Del Monte cannery, along with an exact replica of Rochelle in HO scale. There will also be more parking to the north of the new gift shop, and a full-size interpretive exhibit featuring Rochelle's own Whitcomb locomotives and their pronounced effect on American railroading.