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Name: Tehachapi Loop
Site Number: #508
Date Visited: 02/13/2016
Other DesignationNational Historic Civil Engineer Landmark
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 26800 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561
Coordinates35.1949946,-118.5347896
Website: N/A

Description: 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.