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Tehachapi Loop

Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Tehachapi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Winchester, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped at this loop on our way to San Fransisco and it was wonderful. Within 5 minutes a train arrived and watching it go around the loop was fantastic. My train loving husband was in his glory with this surprise stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You don't have to wait long before another train comes. This is an amazing piece of engineering. The train does a circle and goes over itself.

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Guatay, ca.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A worthwhile side trip off the freeway for train lovers. The loop is an engineering marvel....and easy to see from the hillside to the east Wait for a train...they come by all day long.

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Ada, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We don't think of ourselves as big railroad buffs but were fascinated by the loop. If a train is at least 4,000 feet long, it loops around itself as it goes through a tunnel and around a hill. It was designed to reduce the 6% grade.

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

You can visit Tehachapi without seeing a freight train go through the loop. Remember to bring a chair.

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Henderson, Nevada
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were lucky enough to have a train pass through within 5 minutes of our parking at the viewing area. Nice, peaceful spot and one of those places you may only visit once, but worth doing the one time. Easy enough to get off the Keene exit of Rte 58 and it's about 3 miles down the road. Stop at... More

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Reno, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We drove to the viewpoint from Tehachapi on the Woodford road, arriving at the viewpoint for the Loop at a slow speed due to the winding road (fairly high and without any safety barriers). Their is very limited parking but we had no problems. Just as we got out of the car a train started the ascent of the Loop.... More

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Muenster Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When your Garmin GPS takes you down the highway you may think it’s lying when it says “Tehachapi Loop on left”. We kept driving because there was no parking spot, no building, nothing. We drove until we could turn around and try again. Someone was standing on the side of the road so we stopped and then noticed the 2... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I love the place. Unfortunately i didn't see any train. Theres only 5 cars or truck that can fit across the markers. I came to check it out cause my 6 yr old son is into trains . As i mentioned its only for train enthusiast. If not then you'll find the place boring.

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Tehachapi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I've hung out at the plaque and I've seen it countless times from the 58 freeway, at various stages, and sometimes the freight trains are so longer they fill the looping tunnel and extend out from both ends noticeably.

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