This Abandoned Railroad to Nowhere In Idaho Will Fill You With Nostalgia

Idaho’s treasured Thunder Mountain Line has always been a beloved part of our unique history as a “Wild West” state. Running from Horseshoe Bend to Nampa and back, this historic train was hauling mail, ore, and passengers all the way back in the early 1900s, and up until recently, was a quintessential tourist experience for every Idaho, history, or rail culture enthusiast. As the holidays wrap up, we’re just days away from the one year-anniversary of the railroad’s closure as Idaho’s only scenic train ride. But there’s still hope for this rugged mountain beauty.

Did you ever ride the Thunder Mountain Line? Share your stories and this post so we can find this incredible piece of Idaho history a new life.