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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We hike up over the hill, and come back down to again meet the railroad bed. Here is a shot looking back. This was quite a feat of engineering in it's time with no roads or bulldozers! Look at all that earth they moved!
Thanks for coming on this adventure.
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