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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Only place in the world the engineer can see his caboose!

I am not a train geek but this was something to see. We got there and saw a train in less than 10 minutes. Waited an hour and then nothing. As we were leaving, I saw a train on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Corona, CA
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Corona, CA
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I am not a train geek but this was something to see. We got there and saw a train in less than 10 minutes. Waited an hour and then nothing. As we were leaving, I saw a train on the horizon so we ran back. We say 3 trains go by very quickly. Its cool to see them loop around... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Here's a secret to the best view... DON'T stop to view the Loop where the roadside marker is. Drive a bit further up the hill. On the right you will see a yellow pole in the ground. As you crest the hill, make sure it is safe & make a U-turn & park. You will see a path on the... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Tehachapi loop is a great place to watch the trains climb the mountain. It is a very unique experience to watch the train wind around into a complete circle. The engineer can look right at the caboose. It is amazing to watch and you get an excellent view from this spot.

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Leavenworth, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We read about it and had to see it. Not hard to find and didn't have to wait long to see this unique display. Very cool and fun! Highly recommended!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband had seen this on an earlier trip. It is located 3 miles off CA58 and well marked. We took the turnoff and stopped to read the markers when we heard a train approaching. The train actually reminds me of a snake as it winds on top of itself as it goes east or west.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I needed to get away from the city. My wife and I drove here. I read about it at work...which I am sick of. We live in long beach. We found the loop...but no train...so we left...as we were leaving ...down the road we heard the whistle..raced back to the Vista spot and enjoyed one of the coolest things ever.... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Brite Lake so peaceful hanging out with nature, watching the trees dance in the wind and the sound of birds and a sight of rabbits squirrels and ducks, Hanging out with nature

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Kingman, Arizona
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65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Although it is very breathtaking to see trains going around the loop (and passing "over" themselves), it should be pointed out that there are times when a train won't pass for hours. There is no way to tell WHEN a train will pass this area, I tried doing searches on the internet and no schedule can be found. So you... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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122 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This loop was constructed in the late 1800's in only two years and it is still used today. To gain elevation to go over the pass, the track makes a "loop" over itself. Interesting to watch a train fill the entire loop.....but it may be difficult to visit when a train is scheduled.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting engineering solution to navigating hilly inclines. Still very much in use. This area is one of the prettiest along the route from Bakersfield to Northern Arizona.

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