Tehachapi Loop

Tehachapi Loop (HM7OQ)

Location: Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 11.688', W 118° 32.064'

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From this spot may be seen a portion of the world-renowned "Loop." It was completed in 1876 under the direction of William Hood, Southern Pacific Railroad Engineer. In gaining elevation around central hill of loop a 4000 foot train will cross 77 feet above its rear cars in tunnel below.
HM NumberHM7OQ
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Marker Number508
Year Placed1953
Placed ByThe Kern County Historical Society Bakersfield Parlor No.42 N.S.G.W., El Tejon Parlor N.D.G.W., Kern County Museum, Southern Pacific Railroad
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 360310 N 3895724
Decimal Degrees35.19480000, -118.53440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 11.688', W 118° 32.064'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 11' 41.28" N, 118° 32' 3.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26800-26842 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd, Rancho Cordova CA 95742, US
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The Marker Listing Needs Corrected

The coordinates and actual map location seem to be reasonable (based on my knowledge of the landmark, not a visual on the marker)... the problem is, this marker is listed as being in Rancho Cordova, CA, and that is definitely incorrect. The nearest town would most likely be Tehachapi, CA (refer to the position on map, which seems to be correct).

Jan 12, 2016 at 4:28am PST by kc3po

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