This Depot was by far the ugliest of them all. With the chain link, bad shadows, weed covered parking lot and the overhead canopy that block the depot. I actually considered leaving this photo out of the gallery. But for the sake of proper history, I present to you here the now abandoned Amtrak Depot on the Illinois Central RR in Rockford, Illinois.
This Depot was on the route of Amtrak's Black Hawk from Chicago to Rockford and Dubuque. The "Black Hawk" was introduced February 14, 1974 and discontinued on October 1, 1981
Many people would like to see Passenger service return to this depot, as recently as June 2006 meetings were in progress to try to persuade Amtrak to bring their trains back down this line.
As of spring 2007 the talks are still in progress and look promising for Amtrak service to return to this line.