Union Pacific played a large part in Shoshone and Lincoln County’s history. Shoshone was once a very busy town with a large train depot, roundhouse and rail yard. People would travel through Shoshone as a stopping point either to go to Twin Falls and Shoshone Falls or north to the famous Sun Valley Resort.
Today, Union Pacific’s Depot still stands in the same location as it did back in the 1930s and still is used by the Maintenance department. The railroad still is active, as we get up to and sometimes more than 40 trains a day.
Shoshone Mayor Dave Wendell
Lincoln County recently has opened a Historical Museum and hopes to put emphasis on the huge impact Union Pacific makes to Lincoln County and the town of Shoshone.