#508:  Tehachapi Loop

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Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, 3.2 mi E of Keene exit, 6.5 mi W of Tehachapi





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

From this spot may be seen a portion of the world-renowned Loop completed in 1876 under the direction of William Hood, Southern Pacific railroad engineer. In gaining elevation around the central hill of the Loop, a 4,000-foot train will cross 77 feet above its rear cars in the tunnel below.

Dedicated October 25, 1953. Marker placed by Kern County Historical Society, Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor N.D.G.W., Kern County Museum, Southern Pacific Railroad.

©2009 David Schmitt