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Tehachapi Loop

Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Tehachapi
Type: Historic Sites
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Reno, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Victorville, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It's a beautiful place and we enjoyed reading the historic markers. But both times we've been there we never saw a train go by!

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Techachapi Loop is so great. You drive to the lookout point and wait for a train. We were lucky. A train approached as we parked our car. It was amazing to watch the train complete the loop and catch its last cars. It was a long train, so we got to see it make the complete loop. A second... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The loop is an interesting site if you are interested in trains or civil engineering. It's hit or miss if you see a train, if not, it's pretty boring. The day we visited the track was closed much of the night and the repair was just being completed when we arrived in the morning. As a consequence, 4-5 trains in... More

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Sierra Madre, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I confess, I've been coming to the Tehachapi area to chase trains for 50 years. OK, 49 but in 2014 it will be 50. "Back in the day" you could drive right up to the tracks but now the Loop property is completely gated off. Repeat visitors take note. Now you must drive up to the Loop overlook where the... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is a short beautiful drive to the loop. It is very exciting to look down on the trains going around

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American canyon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

When a train is on the loop its a sight to see. Otherwise boring if you're not into trains,history or the line is empty (as it was when we were up there).

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