Rochelle Railroad Park

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The sign on the gift shop/concession stand at the park.
Rochelle Railroad Park as seen from the northeast corner of the park. The tracks in the foreground are those of Union Pacific Railroad; the BNSF Railway tracks pass on the other side of the parking lot and cross the UP tracks between the two visible signal bridges.

Rochelle Railroad Park is a city park maintained by the city of Rochelle, Illinois. The park is located in the southwest corner of the city between two legs of a level crossing between Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and BNSF Railway. Both railroads' mainlines consist of two tracks each connecting facilities in Chicago with points west.

The UP track travels from the northeast to southwest through the park; it was built by Chicago and North Western Railway, which UP acquired in the 1990s. The BNSF track travels from northwest to southeast through the park; it was built by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, a predecessor of Burlington Northern Railroad, which merged with BNSF in 1995.


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