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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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Great spot to take train photos

Actually was down the road this time since the Loop is itself is no longer available to us foamers! Woodford siding had several spots that were off the road parking wise with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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SF Bay Area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Actually was down the road this time since the Loop is itself is no longer available to us foamers! Woodford siding had several spots that were off the road parking wise with good photo angles of the tracks and the nearby hills for the in between trains' downtime.

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Caliente, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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194 reviews 194 reviews
60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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45 helpful votes 45 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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