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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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walong, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1124. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. Search this book on
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