Monolith is the first station site east of Tehachapi
Summit. Monolith is home to a very large cement plant which once belonged to the
Monolith Portland Cement Co. The cement plant is still an active customer providing
both incoming and outgoing rail traffic. The railroad is paralleled from Summit east
approximately 5 miles to Sand Canyon Road by Tehachapi Boulevard. Along the road,
the railroad crosses the summit basin before reaching the Cache Creek Canyon which it
follows into Mojave.
Map Note: The rail line shown as "Monolith
Railroad" is a long since abandoned and removed narrow gauge operation on the
property of the existing cement plant.
Directions: From the Tehachapi Summit exit
off of Highway 58, follow Tehachapi Boulevard east approximately 2 miles (location of
Nearest services: Monolith is located about 5 miles east of
the town of Tehachapi. Gas, food, lodging and retail businesses are all
available in Tehachapi.