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Following train through Tehachapi Loop

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Published on Apr 26, 2013

A very cool aerial view of a 4 engine 1.3 mile long BNSF train passing through the world famous Tehachapi Loop 25 miles outside of Bakersfield California.
I didn't add any music to this one, so you could hear the train rumbling and blowing its horn.

The idea came about when a Dynamic Soaring flying buddy from Brazil wanted to capture an interesting train video for his son back home who is a real train fan. Luckily we were in Bakersfield so the nearby Tehachapi loop was the obvious choice. Being an FPV pilot who's flown near trains before, I decided to fly my quad while he filmed from the ground. This was the 2nd train, after I'd figured out some of the best angles.

The loop is about 3/4 mile around, and from information in the video, and using Google Earth I can set the train's length at 1.3 miles. It took about 10 minutes from the moment I took off, for the train to clear the loop and disappear into the exit tunnel.

Might enjoy some of my other train and railroad related vids.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra6myR...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fymf0M...
http://vimeo.com/33512219
http://vimeo.com/19649298

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