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Tehachapi Loop

Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Tehachapi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Dana Point, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
107 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
42 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Winchester, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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