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Tehachapi Loop

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Address: Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
drtryan
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I stopped here once before, but did not get to see a train go through. To be specific, I parked just up the road from the turnout where the plaques are. Then walked the dirt side road to a spot on the hillside overlooking the loop. This time, I got there early in the afternoon and came prepared to camp... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Even if you don't fancy watching trains, this is worth your time and the (very small) detour. We only had to wait about 10 minutes to see this 4000+ feet train. It was really amazing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

If you're a train fan this is the place for you. Bring a video cam or camera. Approx 60 trains per day pass through the loop. Nice drive to get to the turn out to watch the trains.

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Thank Jeffrey C
Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Opened to railway traffic in 1876, the track loops around a small mountain and through a tunnel. As a train circles, the engine will pass either above or below the end of the train (depending on whether the train is heading east or west). This "loop" is considered an engineering wonder as trains gain (or lose) elevation of 77 feet.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

It was cool to see but it wasn't a real have to do. A few miles into the windy road there is a small area you can park the car off the road to see the loop. We stayed and waited for a train and sure enough one came. It was cool to see it as it looked like a... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

A little side trip to watch the train circle around. The road to the viewpoint is windy and scenic. A nice little break from the freeway.

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