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“You've got to like trains to like the Loop”
Review of Tehachapi Loop

Tehachapi Loop
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Tehachapi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

I confess, I've been coming to the Tehachapi area to chase trains for 50 years. OK, 49 but in 2014 it will be 50. "Back in the day" you could drive right up to the tracks but now the Loop property is completely gated off. Repeat visitors take note. Now you must drive up to the Loop overlook where the historic markers are and be satisfied with the overview. Be patient. Trains run when they are ready but I can tell you Fridays, Saturdays and early morning and evening are the best time to catch a train on the Loop. These days most trains loop around themselves which is quite a thrill to the first-time visitor. There is nothing at the site so use the rest room and take water before you head out. It's well marked and about 15 minutes off highway 58 at the Keene exit.

7  Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It is a short beautiful drive to the loop. It is very exciting to look down on the trains going around

1  Thank ljmcnally75
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

When a train is on the loop its a sight to see. Otherwise boring if you're not into trains,history or the line is empty (as it was when we were up there).

1  Thank bigblue43
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Quite a was out of town. Parking on each side of the road, but no parking lot. There are two markers telling the story of the loop. It is interesting but without a train on it, it was boring. Hard to time when a train will come.

1  Thank XK140NUT
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Tehachapi Loop is a wonder of railroad engineering. Is is located in Walong, about ten miles from the town of Tehachapi. It is located in a rural area. There is public area dedicated to the rail fans that usually go there to watch the train running in the loop. The public parking lot is closed since some people used to dump trash there. But you can park the car at side the road and walk to the observation area. The average trains running in the Loop is among 15 to 20 per day. On monday, the line use to be closed for maintenance from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is recomended to use boots and long pants because there are snakes and other poisonous animals in the fields and rocks in that area. If you decide to stay in the parking lot area, it is not necessary to use this kind of protection. There is not place to buy food or water nearby, so, provide them before drive to the Loop area. It is not permited to approach the tracks nor cross the fences of the private property around the tracks. Respect the non trespassing plates.

5  Thank pedro r
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