Tehachapi Loop California

Watercolor… The Tehachapi Loop in Kerne County, California, was engineered by William Hood, a 19 year old Dartmouth College dropout and Union Army veteran… and built by the Southern Pacific Railway in 1876… as a passage over the Tehachapi Mountains. Track elevation from the desert floor to the Tehachapi summit, rises 2,734 feet over 16 miles. The ingenious Tehachapi loop section, crosses over itself as the 2% grade rail bed climbs in a spiral within a relatively flat plateau. Since 1996, this rail line connecting Bakersfield and Mojave, is owned by the Union Pacific Railroad which also extends track usage rights to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway. 
The Bella Terra Series

Size of Painting: 12" x 16" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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