Tehachapi Loop

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Tehachapi Loop
4.5
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Tiak
1 contribution
Awful
Oct 2020 • Friends
This place nothing else to do
I feel like a back in a time machine 18 century
Also they shut power off often
Terabble!Nothing but a country.
Written February 25, 2021
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NationalParksTrails
San Luis Obispo, CA1,845 contributions
Watch out for Google maps
Aug 2020 • Family
Followed Google maps to loop, and ended up in the middle of loop after crossing train tracks, not what you want to do. We got out of there before any trains showed up. Go to the National Park site exit, Chavez, the go up hill from there. Don’t know why we did not see any trains on The Whole pass, very unusual.
Written August 16, 2020
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stevenjan
adelanto,ca5 contributions
Watch trains going around the Loop.
Jul 2020
This was an awesome experience to watch a long train make the loop and go under itself using a tunnel and coming out the other end while it was still passing by us at the observation area. Cool Stuff!!! By the way while going to the viewing area we saw a bobcat in broad daylight. Also, COOL.
Written July 19, 2020
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BostonMeg11
Boston, MA40 contributions
Beautiful spot - hit or miss if you’ll see a train though.
Mar 2020 • Friends
When we got to the lookout, a train was just leaving the loop. We really wanted to see another one so we walked up the path to view the circle better. We waited over an hour but sadly never saw another train.

The spot is beautiful and it’s very much worth walking down the path (up the hill and make a left past the lookout sign) but just have the realistic expectation you might not see one. It was a Saturday morning at 10am (in March). From everything I read there’s no set schedule for the trains.

Quite disappointing because we are driving across the country and will likely never be there again.
Written March 21, 2020
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Nelson E
Lenoir, United States34 contributions
AMAZING track sight
Jan 2020 • Friends
The Tehachapi Loop was SO COOL to see in action. We actually had the experience to see three trains go around. It is quite the engineering to have the trains able to scale the mountain.
Written January 26, 2020
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Russell
Castro Valley, CA3 contributions
Amazing to Watch and Experience in Person.
Jan 2020
I passed a BNSF freight train on the way up the mountain from Bakersfield at about 11:30 AM on Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2020. I've driven over the Tehachapi's many times but never drove over to the loop even though I'm a big rail fan. I figured this was my best time to see the loop in action. You can hear and feel the train coming before you see it enter the loop from the overhead vantage point. When I got to the viewing area there were only a few cars but more and more fans showed up until there was around 30 people. Everyone enjoyed the spectacle. If you are a rail-fan you must stop here at least once in your lifetime!
Written January 15, 2020
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Baywalk827
Hayward, CA529 contributions
Simple and amazing.
Jan 2020 • Friends
Friends and I spent an hour waiting to see a train spiral up the pass but finally stood beside a train at the Cesar Chavez Museum where we felt the tremendous power of 5 units pulling a loaded train up the steep grade. The nearby trail made this even more interesting.
Written January 4, 2020
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Paul_in_Australia
Mitcham, Australia418 contributions
One of the world's most famous railway enthusiast photographic "hack spots".
Nov 2019
A magnificent experience for railway enthusiasts and the general public. There is limited parking but the area is safe and only a short walk to a well-designated track that leads to an elevated position to watch trains. The track appeared to be recently graded. Best time to visit is in the morning when the sun is in a good position for photography. My partner and I were the only people present on a delightful but crisp November morning when five trains passed (all in the Bakersfield direction) in less than two hours. Much of the area is private property that is out of bounds to visitors but the areas where trespassing is prohibited appeared to be clearly marked. I understand the "no trespassing" areas are regularly and rigidly enforced (and rightly so).
Written December 30, 2019
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suzieNorthumberland
Northumberland78 contributions
Two trains passing on the loop
Oct 2019
We were lucky enough late afternoon on Halloween to watch a Westbound freight pass an Eastbound freight right on the loop. As the tunnel under the loop is single track, the Westbound crawled almost to a halt heading downhill whilst the Eastbound locos growled up the hill with a very long and heavy train.
No sooner than the road was clear, the Westbound train was given the go ahead to proceed through the tunnel and down the bank to Keele.
We felt very lucky to watch this unfold in front of our eyes.
Written November 3, 2019
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Jeff J
Sydney, Australia100 contributions
Engineering marvel
Oct 2019
An amazing place to see how workers in the 1800's built the loop to climb the elevation out of Los Angeles. Huge freight trains of Union Pacific and BNSF pass through of various combinations and number of locomotives needed.
A must do location for any train fans.
Written October 26, 2019
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