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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…
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.
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…
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.
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…