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Group raises over $100,000 for Tehachapi Loop project

Tehachapi Overlook Project
Posted at 3:51 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 11:54:52-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KERO) — A group looking to create a viewing platform for the Tehachapi Loop has succeeded in reaching its goal of raising $100,000.

The loop, built in 1876 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, negotiates the climb up the mountains from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The platform would allow visitors to view the Loop from a safe location rather than standing on the side of the road.

Construction on the Tehachapi Overlook platform will begin this Monday, June 21.

Lydia Cheney from the Tehachapi Train Depot joined the 23ABC Morning Show to discuss the project.

Tehachapi train overlook project completes funding