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Tehachapi Loop

Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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Worth the wait.

We parked on the side of the road to wait for the train to come thru. Although it was a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Sheena L
via mobile
Would have loved to see it but......

My daughter’s family and I drove to Tehachapi for a day visit. I had found the ‘loop’ on Trip... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Dana D
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Midland, Michigan
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Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA
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"worth the wait"
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We parked on the side of the road to wait for the train to come thru. Although it was a bit of a wait, it was well worth it. So much fun to see this wonder of the train world.

Thank Sheena L
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter’s family and I drove to Tehachapi for a day visit. I had found the ‘loop’ on Trip Advisor and was pretty excited to show the grandkids. We drove up the expressway as the Google Maps and Trip Advisor reviews directed us. We got...More

Thank Dana D
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Seeing a long train not just loop under itself but also at the same time going past itself in the opposite direction transfixes you. There are no facilities here except a parking lay-by big enough for maybe 4-5 cars so bring provisions and maybe a...More

Thank GeoffM
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Tehachapi loop is on a stretch of railroad track between Bakersfield and Mojave, California. It is in a stretch of mountains and the spiral gains 77 feet in altitude. If a freight train is long enough the engines of the train can be going...More

3  Thank Happyvacationer49
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Tehachapi loop is an engineering marvel. It is recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and a California Historical Landmark. Built in 1874-1876 it solved the problem of getting trains from the central valley up the hill to Tehachapi. To visit the Loop...More

2  Thank CharleySays
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stopped and watched from the monument/info area on the Woodford-Tehachapi road out of Tehachapi. It took about 45 minutes for a train to come by, but it was worth the wait. Read the info, enjoy the view while you wait. It's beautiful country, in...More

1  Thank GrayRanch
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

It is a windy road up about 3 miles. Oh so worth it and if you are lucky enough to see a train going up the image is spectacular. Glad we took the time to see this after seeing the museum but if it was...More

1  Thank ManyRoadsTraveled
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Pretty cool view and there are enough trains that if you wait a bit one will usually go by and you can see it cross over itself. There is a historical marker and a place to pull off the road so you can view it....More

Thank Sean E
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in trains the. This is a must see location. There are several vantage points to get up close with BIG trains working hard to climb the mountain. No trespassing is required for good photos or videos of trains looping over/under themselves.

Thank sp4301
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were able to find the vantage point above the famous loop. Luckily a westbound train came through while we there and got to see the loop in action. Another good photo op is on a pullout a little farther south. Trains come through about...More

Thank Chuck B
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coach61549
27 December 2017|
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Response from CharleySays | Reviewed this property |
Haven't been to the Tehachapi Loop many times, I have never missed seeing the train Loop itself. This is such a heavily traveled train track that you never have to wait very long to see a train come through. Rather than... More
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Michiko T
31 December 2016|
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Response from Hello T | Reviewed this property |
Hello there That is a very good question to ask. If my memory is correct they are on the hour. The one we saw was a long freight train so you get a chance to see it. The other place you can see trains in a more comfortable... More
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naninkings
22 October 2016|
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Response from Hello T | Reviewed this property |
Hi there you need to take the 58E exit on 139 towards Kreme, then on to woodford Techapi road and then left on Brooke road Hope this helps
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