John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid

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Rail Car Forwarding

Railways exist to forward freight and passengers from a point of origin to a

destination. Industries that depend on shipments from one to another,

interchanges with other railways for the movement of through freight, and

towns that require passenger service: the Gorre & Daphetid RR had it all.

For the following scenarios, car forwarding has been divided into three

eras, early 1960s, late 1960s, and post 1973 when it is assumed the Gorre &

Daphetid RR would have been complete.

In the early 1960s the Gorre &

Daphetid RR’s main line

consisted of the River

Subdivision along with running

rights on the Southern Pacific RR

(the cutoff) connecting Gorre

with Great Divide. The Gorre

Peddler serviced industries

between Port and Gorre which

included Sowbelly and

Squawbottom. A branch line was

also in operation from Gorre to


In the late 1960s the Summit

Subdivision was extended to

Andrews and Cold Shoulder. Cold

Shoulder became an interchange

with the Tioga Pass RR allowing

through freight to move north.

Andrews, the third largest town

on the Gorre & Daphetid, was

serviced by the Andrews


If the Gorre & Daphetid had

been finished freight and

passenger service would likely

have changed significantly.

There may have been increased

through traffic as the Gorre &

Daphetid RR connected both

east and west with the Southern

Pacific RR. However, according

to John Allen’s early concept at

least, the Gorre & Daphetid RR

paralleled the Southern Pacific

RR so interchange traffic

through may have been for the Southern Pacific RR to gain access to the

harbor at Port.


Original by Dr. Swarner used with permission


Cinnabar Mine at Squawbottom

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Original by Dr. Swarner used with permission


Eagle's Nest and the approach to Andrews

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Port Harbor

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Original by Dr. Swarner used with permission