John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid

        Welcome John Allen The 3rd G&D Towns and   Industries Gorre Daphetid Sowbelly Squawbottom Cross Junction  and Corsa Port Akin Andrews Cold Shoulder Angels Camp Great Divide Terminal TrainPlayer Car Forwarding Gorre Peddler Andrew               Peddler Summit             Peddler Train                Scheduling The River   Subdivision Acknowledge-   ments


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 &

Helengon railroads.

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.