After we exited Tunnel 10, we headed for the world famous Tehachapi Loop. Now enjoy the ride around this unique piece of railroading.
That was our trip around the Tehachapi Loop.
These views were taken at the Tehachapi Loop by Chadmatcablesiding. Special thanks to Chad for letting me included his pictures in my story.
As we leave the Tehachapi Loop, a look back at where we just had been.
Our train was dropping down the grade towards our next crossing of Tehachapi Creek.
One more view of the Tehachapi Loop from below.
The train crossed bridge over Tehachapi Creek.
The train then exited a cut.
Our train then did the next crossing of Tehachapi Creek.
The train was curving into Woodford.
The train ran by the east switch at Woodford.
View of the countryside at Woodford.
Our train was rolling through Woodford.
Looking back at Woodford.
The train ran by the old water tower foundation at Woodford.
The view from West Woodford.
The train went through West Woodford.
There is an intermediate signal between Woodford and Rowen.
The train did the next crossing of Tehachapi Creek.
The train was curving into Rowen.
The train ran through East Rowen.
There is an interesting peak between Rowen and Woodford.
Views at Rowen.
The train ran through West Rowen.
Views heading towards Cliff.
The train was entering Tunnel 8.
The view looking down before Tunnel 8.
The train went through the 689 foot Tunnel 8.
Views between Tunnels 8 and 7.
The train went through the 520 foot Tunnel 7.
Views as the Coast Starlight approach Cliff.
The Coast Starlight has reached Cliff siding.
The train came to the switch at East Cliff.
Looking down towards Caliente where we would be later in this trip.
Cliff really sits on the edge of a cliff.
Two views of the Coast Starlight at Cliff.
A look across the canyon.
Looking back at Cliff.
Looking down from Cliff.
The train came to the switch at West Cliff.
The train ran through the 1175 foot Tunnel 5.
The shoo-fly used during the line rebuilding after the 1952 Tehachapi Earthquake.
A view looking back up to Cliff.
The former remains of old Tunnel 4.
The train ran through the 494 foot Tunnel 3.
Looking up towards Cliff.
The east switch at Bealville.
Bealville with Cliff towering behind it.
Two views as our train was rolling through Bealville.
Two views looking at the unique Tehachapi Mountain countryside.
The train came to the Bealville X-Over.