tehachapi loop overlook project
**IT IS NOW A PROJECT**
IN THE BEGINNING
There has been a lot of discussions with Kern County regarding the safety of the viewing site at the Loop. The County has already provided some safety features there.
The Loop allows Union Pacific and
BNSF Railroad to gain elevation to cross mountains between Bakersfield and Mojave, and it attracts thousands of railroad buffs and others annually.
The platform was suggested by the Friends of the Depot. The project leader is Keith Sackewitz.
As people park along, cross and set up chairs to view the trains, will be a huge safety feature.
Photo provided by Anne Marie Novinger
safety is why the tehachapi overlook project needed
Safety photos by Board Member: Marlan Woodside
This project is a joint effort between Kern County, Friends of the Tehachapi Depot and community stakeholders. Once the project is complete, the county public works department will be responsible for the road maintenance including any repaving, repairs, signage or drainage issues that may arise. As with all county roads, this is funded with tax dollars and grants obtained by the county. The platform itself will be constructed of low maintenance materials and will be the responsibility of Friends of the Tehachapi Depot. They are a non-profit that already leads the fundraising efforts to maintain our historical Tehachapi Depot Museum and have done so successfully for many years.
Rendering of the Overlook as of August 2020 by Alex Kosich
NEW! Tehachapi Loop overlook project
by "Friends of the Tehachapi Depot" - Making this dream a reality!
Picture a train climbing a steep hill and it is almost at the top, we need to give it a little push to get to the top.
We are almost there, but we still need your help to make it at least over the top. Every little bit helps large or small. Pay by clicking the button at the top or mail a check to the address below.
at least $100,000
***How to Make a Donation***
Click the Donate Button at the top of the page.
Write a check to: Friends of the Tehachapi Depot or FOTD
Non-Profit 501(c)3 EIN #65-1221063
Friends of the Tehachapi Depot
Greater Tehachapi Economic Development
Eight Minute Solar
City of Tehachapi
Fill Dirt Provision
Mr. Countryman -- Property
Kern County Public Works Department
$1,000 Plus Donations
Kenny Harrison $6,000
(P-Dubs, Heat Source & AMA Builders $2K ea.)
Carole Lindsey $5,000
Charles Schwab (Steve Shaw) $1,000
Tim & Judy Trujillo $1,000
Marlan Woodside $1,000
Alta One $1,000
Tehachapi Live Train Cam $1,000
Dixie Coutant $1,000
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks $1,000
***Project Team Members***
FOTD: Tim Trujillo, Board President
Keith Sackewitz, Board Vice-President
Linda Gordon, Gift Shop Manager
Marlan Woodside, Board Member
Steve Smith and Pat Smith
Zack Scrivener's Office: Laura Lynne Wyatt
with complete support and partnership from Zack Scrivener - Kern County Supervisor - District 2
South Street Digital: Lydia Chaney, Eric Horn and Audrey Horn
The Tehachapi Loop: Claudia Baker, Pat Doody, Staff Writer and Tehachapi Tourism President
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY:
Zack Scrivener - Support for Project
Mike & Cheryl Butters - Camera Video and Video Production
Mary Beth Garrison - Publicity Comment
Popcorn Fundraiser at the Depot 4/10/21 = $2134.00
$300 Plus Donations
Mueller Family $600 Cheers for Charity $500
Rotary Club $500 Valley Strong $500
Scott & Mary Beth Garrison $500
Stephen & Pat Smith $500
RSI $500 Del Troy $400
The Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Company $350
Under $300 Donations
Bruce Jones $200, Kristie Nichols $5
Loren Pine $100, Carter Greene $100
Michael Lockwood $10 James Campbell $100
Rosemarie Davis $100 Ruthie Grimes $200
John Dilly $25 Linda Gordon $100
D & D Revocable Trust $100 Michael Davies $100
Martijn de Ru $10 Gary Woods $25
Dennis Storms $20 Linda Carhart $100
Teresa Troll $50 John Lasky $25