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Tehachapi Loop

Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Tehachapi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Banning, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure to get off at Keene turnoff and go to the viewpoint to see the Loop. There are any trains going through the area each day Really fun to see.

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Bovey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If your not into trains or engineering this is not really that impressive. If you understand the work and physics involved in the making of this loop, you'll be impressed.

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Santa Ana, California
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314 reviews 314 reviews
38 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had read that this was one of the things "to do" when in Tehachapi, but we couldn't really understand what was so special about a train going in a loop. By going to the Railroad Museum in town first, we could understand the importance of this "new" idea of having trains go up a grade. When we actually drove... More

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NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are not train buffs but still found it interesting and fun to watch the trains passing through and around the loops. We meant to only wait for one of them but ended up hanging around until we had seen three!

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Tehachapi, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Tehachapi Loop is a 0.73-mile long spiral, or helix, on the Union Pacific Railroad line through Tehachapi Pass, of the Tehachapi Mountains near the unicorporated town of Keene in Kern County, south-central California. "The Loop" sees an average traffic of 40-plus trains a day, some over 7,000 feet long. Most of the trains on The Loop these days are... More

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

THis is worth the drive even if you are not a railroad nut! We lucked out and saw a really long freight train go through the loop! Fascinating!

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Tehachapi, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a very interesting place. The back road is very narrow and curvy so drive slow. The turn out is small but watching the long trains is fascinating! Well worth the drive.

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Lake View Terrace, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Years ago, visitors could drive in trackside within the loop. That's no longer allowed by the ranch owner. The whole loop can be seen from the road above. Several parking areas to the west of the loop have closer views of the trains.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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340 reviews 340 reviews
108 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's really neat to watch a train go thru the Tehachapi Loop tunnels. Around the mountain. Kids love it. Be sure and stop if you see a train in that area.

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Austin, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
43 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you can possibly get to see this loop when a train crosses over itself, it's more than worth it. It's amazing even if you aren't a train buff.

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