Tehachapi Loop Update

Sorry to say the County didn't get the grant, but the County and FOTD are still working on the Project. 




     After 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. It will be known as 

"The Tehachapi Loop Vista Park".

Photo provided by Anne Marie Novinger

Potential platform design at the loop as of 10-22-19.


Like everything else, it has been delayed due to the Corona-virus.

Plans have been approved.

Now we are in the process of funding the project.  County may fund all of it or we may have to help fund it.  We will keep you up to date as to the final funding  status.