Focus on Operation
Operation on the Gorre &
Daphetid RR has received
limited coverage in the
magazines and on the Internet
because, as Linn Westcott noted
in his book, "operation…is a
difficult topic to explain with
words and pictures."
This website attempts to
address this deficiency by using
photographs of the Gorre & Daphetid, courtesy of Keith Beard and others,
to develop TrainPlayer track plans.
You, as a railroad engineer, may put the Gorre & Daphetid RR into motion
by using a tab-on-car system to move rolling stock between cities, towns
and villages, or smiles (scale miles) and a fast clock to schedule trains.
Two track plans are included on this website.
The first is the actual (incomplete) track plan showing the Gorre &
Daphetid RR as it existed at the time of John Allen’s death.
The second is a track plan completed as John Allen envisage. Specifically,
the Devil's Gulch & Helengon narrow gauge line is complete through
Helengon Gap and the Great Devil’s Gulch Bridge on the Summit Subdivision
of the Gorre & Daphetid RR is in place.