Experience the Tehachapi Loop
in Style

September 14 - 16, 2013

Yes, the rumors are true! Amtrak will detour the Coast Starlight over Tehachapi Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September. To take advantage of this rare opportunity, Tioga Pass and Silver Splendor will be traveling between Los Angeles and Oakland’s Jack London Square during the detour. Our itinerary will be as follows:

Saturday, September 14 – Tioga Pass and Silver Splendor travel northbound through the Tehachapi Loop. Enjoy one of the Southwest's most scenic rail journies from an open platform or a vista dome.


Sunday, September 15 – Enjoy the day in San Francisco! Both cars will lay over in Oakland. Guests will need to find their own accomodations while in Oakland.

Monday, September 16 – Both cars will return to Los Angeles via the Coast Startlight's normal Southbound route.


The rare journey will feature full meal and beverage service, and an open platform car, and a dome car. What more is there in life, eh??


The fare will not include lodging at Oakland Friday night - Amtrak will not permit passengers to stay aboard cars in their yard at Oakland. Lodging is available near the Jack London Square station in Oakland at the Waterfront Inn or Jack London Inn.

As soon as the detour is confirmed, we will confirm your space on this unique rail trip. Book now as the trip is limited to 50 passengers aboard the two cars.

Call 877-4-LA-Rail (877-452-7245)
for reservations and information.
Come join us on a rare journey to Oakland via the famous Tehachapi Loop!


** All reservations are tentative until Amtrak confirms the detour. At that time, all reservations will be made final.



  • Round trip, from Los Angeles to Oakland and return — $500.00 per person.
  • One way Northbound over the Tehachapi Loop— $300.00 per person
  • One way Southbound on the Starlight's normal Coast route — 200.00 per person.
  • Stay overnight in Los Angeles before or after the trip aboard Tioga Pass in a stateroom — $50.00 per person per night.