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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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If you don't know what the "Loop" is, it is a section of the Tehachapi mountains where long trains actually "loop" back over themselves. Many people stop and take photos of these... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Caliente, California
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Caliente, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you don't know what the "Loop" is, it is a section of the Tehachapi mountains where long trains actually "loop" back over themselves. Many people stop and take photos of these trains ---- and you don't have to wait too long for one of these trains to come along. There is a lot of train history in this area.... More 

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Novato, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

32 trains make the famous loop here each day. Its well worth the 5 minute side trip to see this 360 degree loop train track. Just hang out for a bit and another train will be coming thru soon! Bring along some food and drink to make this a nice stop to relax for a bit.

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Winters, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've been here 3 times and no trains coming through. Bummer, it seems like it would be incredible. After we waited 2 hours we stopped at the Train Depot. We learned that Sunday's are slower days. So next time we will go on a week day. Not giving up. Will definitely come back until we see one going through the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Seeing is believing. The trains are so long that they have to loop back over themselves to get out of the yards. Travel north and you can actually see them coming out or the tunnels.

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Carmichael
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We followed the signs for this historical landmark, through a lovely hillside scenery of green grass, trees and cows grazing. It was a short trip until we reached the Loop. It is very cool to know that an idea to help the trains climb the large hills that was thought up 125 +years ago is still so very useful and... More 

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Helena, MT
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271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I saw this first on a TV show. Reminds me of the spiral tunnels in the Canadian Rockies. Amazing to see all those power units getting it done. Impressive, lots of power being put to the ground. Can you imagine it in the era of steam?

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Aloha, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You have to be there and see a train negotiating the tight curl of the Loop to wrap your mind around the scene. It's an exciting part of our history and the sacrifice of hundreds of workers who made this little miracle possible. It's worth the short trip off highway 58.

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San Francisco
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195 reviews 195 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Tehachipi Loop is a section of the north/south railroad, famous for linking San Francisco and Los Angeles by rail. It is one of the top 7 railroad wonders in the world. To climb the steep grade without enough flat land to get a running start, or putting on half a dozen engines (freight line only), a brilliant engineer design... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'd seen a picture of the Tehachapi looks and thought it would be great to see. Our travel plans changed due to snow and we had to travel further south than I had anticipated. This took us near to Tehachapi and I took the opportunity to visit. I'm not a rail enthusiast and I tentatively look my mother and sister... More 

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Mena, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

for all you rail fans out there this is a must !what a railroad wonder really enjoyed spending a little time here I could have spent a little bit more but didn't have enough time to spare. . I definitely want to return on a better day with better lighting conditions .

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