On a beautiful day in June we drove up over Bannock Pass, out of Leadore, and explored this old railroad bed. This railroad used to carry the precious metals that were mined in Gilmore to the smelters and processing plants in Montana. The railroad bed wound its way up the canyon to a tunnel at the top of the pass. We followed the bed up the east side of the mountains to the mouth of the tunnel, which is now caved in.
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During the gold rush in Idaho (early 1900's) an amazing railroad was built running from Dillon, Montana to Leadore, Idaho. Here we are on the east side of Bannock pass, you can see the rift in the ground where the railroad bed still lies.
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