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    Default A day trip to the Tehachapis on April 9, 2022


    All Photos & Commentary by Bruce Jones
    The Tehachapi Loop from the new overlook viewing platform. EB UP manifest meets WB BNSF manifest.
    Notice how the EB UP has actually looped itself!

    Bruce Jones is a long-term photo contributor to RoadTrip America. He writes:
    On Saturday April 9th, I took a day trip to the Tehachapis. This was the first photo trip I've taken since May 1, 2020.
    The hills are already drying out and there are very few wildflowers this year. Nonetheless, it was great to get outdoors in my favorite train-watching place of all. This year marks 58 years of chasing trains in the Tehachapis.
    Note: WB = Northbound toward Bakersfield. EB = Southbound toward Mojave

    WB BNSF manifest crossing Tehachapi Creek at west end of Rowen. In the background is "Three Peaks" a well-known Tehachapi landmark for train watchers and wildlflower enthusiasts.

    EB UP manifest leaving Caliente crossing Caliente Creek.

    WB UP manifest approaching Monolith.
    More about the Tehachapi area:

    RTA's first train-chasing adventure in 1998 with Bruce

    Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

    Best German Mustard is found at Kohens Country Bakery.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 04-15-2022 at 01:01 PM. Reason: added info

  2. Default A few more from my trip chasing trains on the 9th of April.

    A few more from my trip chasing trains on the 9th of April.


    This the Loop viewing area referenced above. It was built by the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot

    WB BNSF manifest leaving Tehachapi toward Cable.

    WB BNSF manifest at Caliente road crossing.

    Same WB as the photo above meeting EB BNSF at Caliente. The WB's train is visible in the background.
    Bruce "Doc" Jones

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    Default Where is the parking area?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Jones View Post
    A few more from my trip chasing trains on the 9th of April.

    Where is the parking area? Or how many vehicles can park at the viewing area?

    Mark

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