It's one of those places a railfan needs to see.
Even if you're not a railfan, it's something to see.
Imagine a young boy with a train set and too much track for the sheet of plywood he has available. He's creative, and he builds some hills and a tunnel, and makes the track twist and turn - and even loop over itself - until he's used it all up. And then, he runs trains, lots of them!
Way back when, it was the Southern Pacific as the landlord and the Santa Fe as the tenant. Today, those roles are filled by the Union Pacific and the BNSF. Most of the engines are all variations of the General Electric Dash 9-44 family. And, it's still worth seeing!
In 2016, I returned to Tehachapi with a 10-24mm lens. This enabled me to capture the entire loop in an image. These images give you some interesting choices for wall art in 3x1 or 6x1 format.
Still to come are scans of slides from two earlier trips to the loop. The engines and trains were more interesting, but no wide angle. They're still worth the wait.
Keywords:BNSF, Tehachapi, Tehachapi CA, Tehachapi Loop, UP, Walong CA