Park Forest, Illinois: Rail Fan Park

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Address:
North St., Park Forest, IL
Directions:
I-57 exit 340A. Drive east on US Hwy 30/211th St. for a little over two miles. Turn right (south) at the stoplight onto Main St. Drive a half-mile. Turn left at the Quick Mart onto Front St. Drive under the bridge, to the stop sign, and make a right onto Homan Ave. and drive one block. You'll see the observation mound ahead, on the right, next to the water tower and the caboose.
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Rail Fan Park
Considered a prime location for railroad fans to view frequent action at the "cloverleaf interchange for trains." Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/16/2012]

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Ramp up to the rail fan overlook.

Rail Fan Park

A really impressive set-up for train enthusiasts of all ages! Nice benches up on viewing deck and the beautiful wooden ramp even provides accessibility to disabled, via scooter (or wheel chair, if you have a strong loved one able to push you to the top). Large signs explain: the history of railroads in Chicago, the clover system, and other railroad terminology.

You can even climb aboard the front or back of a freshly painted red caboose. Good photo op!

[Kay Sarti, 11/11/2013]

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