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Walong, California facts for kids

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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation 3,058 ft (932 m)

Walong is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. It is located on the railroad 2.25 miles (3.6 km) southeast of Keene, at an elevation of 3058 feet (932 m).

The name, which honors W.A. Long (a Southern Pacific Railroad official), was bestowed in 1876.

Walong is noted mostly as the location of the Tehachapi Loop, where railroad engineers curved the track around in a circle to gain elevation in a short lateral distance. Trains pass over themselves as they traverse this loop.

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