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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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It's not really a destination unto itself, but I think it's cool. An engineering marvel and you'll see a train go through if you wait long enough. It's a busy track so you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not really a destination unto itself, but I think it's cool. An engineering marvel and you'll see a train go through if you wait long enough. It's a busy track so you're probably sure to see one if you're there 45 mins or longer

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A bit tricky to park, it is just a cut off on the road, but worth it. The view is spectacular, and the tablets describing the location are informative. It is definitely worth the trip if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Oh my word if you ever get a chance to see this do so, my husband loves trains and he so wanted to do this and see a train on the loop, it was truly amazing, the train foes a full 360 deg loop passing over the rear of the train climbing 65 feet in the process, traveling at 10... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A little off the beaten path on a slow and winding two lane (mostly) road. Once you reach for destination park you car as far on the road as you can and hike to the monument and read all about the historic Tehachapi loop. If you are luck and/or patient you can wait for the next train to come by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a piece of American railway history than this is 'a must see' for you. A piece of engineering marvel recognized by the American society of civil engineering. Watch trains go by ever 25/30 minutes going around the loop and into the tunnel. Best place to see them is at the top of the hill next... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

nice ride along the Hwy 58 puts you practically trackside, excellent train viewing and just before Keene, there are spots where you can park and get unobstructed pictures of the train. on straightaways, no access to actual loop.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with a train aficionado and a friend told us about this stop. We drove to the monument about 3 miles off of Rte 58 along a winding road on a Sunday morning. We spied a train entering the loop about 5 minutes after arrival and saw a total of three trains in the 1.5 hours we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The view of this place is awesome! I get to have a very special view of the area due to the fact that I work for the railroad and we ride through here on the rails! The loop is well worth a visit to and see the view!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

yes it is a bit of train track in a loop which allows them to go up and down without the slope being too steep. But oddly enough the length of the trains means the whole of the visible track can be filled by these monster trains with 6 or 7 locomotives. You can park by the monument but better... More 

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Boracay, PH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

When coming from the city of Tehachapi, go past the Broome exit and past the Loop before exiting at Keene and heading back to the Loop. For me the best views were past the historical markers to the south of the Loop, up the road another 50 yards where it turns to the right, and go along a short dirt... More 

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