John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid

        Welcome John Allen The 3rd G&D Towns and   Industries TrainPlayer Car Forwarding Gorre Peddler Andrew               Peddler Summit             Peddler Train                Scheduling Smiles and the   Fast Clock Scheduling and  TrainPlayer The River   Subdivision Acknowledge-   ments


John Allen  was particularly careful to provide for realistic operation while

the Gorre & Daphetid RR was in its early stages of construction. Notably,

while the Great Devil’s Gulch Bridge was not in place and the Summit

Subdivision remained incomplete he envisaged and used running rights on

the Southern Pacific RR, which became known as the "bypass" or "backdoor

cutoff," to connect Great Divide to Gorre. Later Great Divide would become

the eastern terminus of the Gorre & Daphetid RR and Gorre the western


In the early years the focus was on regional service, making pickups and

delivering freight and passenger throughout the mountain valleys served by

the Gorre & Daphetid RR. Commodities came into and were shipped from

the region through the harbor facilities at Port.

When the Summit Subdivision

reached Cold Shoulder the Gorre

and Daphetid RR was able to

move through-tonnage via the

Tioga Pass RR interchange at

Cold Shoulder.

Completion of the Summit

Subdivision would likely have

made it economical to handle

east west through traffic via

connections with the Southern

Pacific RR at Great Divide and

Gorre, respectively.

All of this activity required careful scheduling of freight and passenger



Motive power is serviced at the G&D's

main terminal

(Click to enlarge)


Original by Dr. Swarner used with permission