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Re: Railroad loops

> Loopsters,
> In messages dated 3/6/02 various individuals wrote:
>>>> There is a similar railroad loop in British Columbia and another in
>>>> New Zealand.
>>> ...and in switzerland. To mount to St Gottardo, you enter the
>>> tunnel, drive for a while, and then come out in the same place, but
>>> higher, you see the beginning of the tunnel right below, its quite
>>> amazing!
> If I remember correctly, there is a railroad loop (of sorts) just near
> San Luis Obispo, CA. It's a big railroad "horseshoe" (actually more
> like a hairpin) that almost meets itself -- turning back as it climbs
> the Cuesta Grade northwest of town. My kids used to be crazy
> about trains when they were younger and  have some videos that
> show this thing. I saw it myself as I rode the Amtrack Coast Starlight
> train from Santa Barbara to the Bay Area about 22 years ago.
> I just checked the web . . . and there's an arial photo at:
> 1
> Cheers,
> Ted

yeah, i ride that thing every once in a while from sf to slo and that is 
coolest part of the ride(except for the bar car!)
if ya sit in front you can see the rear half right next to you and vice
versa-so if you do this vary yer positions on the train to get optimum loop