Gorre, at the western end of the River Subdivision, is the most western
point on the Gorre & Daphetid RR.
Gorre is small village with only a few industries; a derelict warehouse which
services a nearby grist mill, a cattle yard, oil depot and Hayward's Lumber
Yard on a spur to the east of the railway yard, and a quarry in the side of
Devil's Post Pile behind the engine house. The quarry is serviced by both
standard and narrow gauge track and thus is able to provide ballast for
construction of both the Gorre & Daphetid and Devil's Gulch & Helengon
Gorre is, nevertheless, an important junction for it connects the Gorre &
Daphetid RR with the short branch line to Daphetid and the narrow gauge
Devil's Gulch & Helengon RR tht eventually reached the rich timber stands
in Helengon Gap. It is also the interchange with the Southern Pacific RR
which during construction of the Gorre & Daphetid RR provided the "back
door cutoff" connection to Great Divide. After completion of the Summit
Subdivision the connection with the Southern Pacific mainly accommodated
traffic moving to and from the west.
The yard is behind the main line and two passing tracks. The turntable is
dual gauge to service both the Gorre & Daphetid and the Devil's Gulch &
The engine house is one of John Allen's prize-winning structures.
The viaduct behind the yard leads to Daphetid and to one of Butler's mines
on the north side of Devil's Post Pile, this one a lead mine.