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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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A must see for all railroad buffs.

The famous Tehachapi Loop is only minutes away from the town. There is a county road you can take (look on any map) that's much closer than Hy 58. There's several overlooks. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The famous Tehachapi Loop is only minutes away from the town. There is a county road you can take (look on any map) that's much closer than Hy 58. There's several overlooks. If you're willing to invest an hour waiting you're guaranteed to see at least one train, probably 2 or 3 negotiate the loop.

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

From the turn off go, west about 1/2 mile. there is a wide spot in the road where you can spot the train traveling "over itself."

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the only loop like this in this country. It is quite a sight to see a train moving around this loop almost meeting itself coming and going. Worth driving a little out of your way.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great spot to spend a couple of hours enjoying the view, also worth the drive to Bealville and Calliente down the road.

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Surrey, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My third visit and although access is now more limited, a great view can be had from higher up. Some days, you may need alot of patience.

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SF Bay Area
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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