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

Angels Camp

Angels Camp, at the highest elevation on the Gorre & Daphetid RR, has a

Wild West atmosphere. Cowboys on horses and a covered wagon can be


Nearby, across an impressive

stone arch bridge, is the site of

Butler Mines. Its tempting to

think silver or gold may have

been mined at this location. The

presence of an ore car suggests

that ore is shipped out in

substantial quantity. The mine is

also a destination for timber.

Cars loaded with timber await

their use for shoring up the mineshafts.

Butler Mines is at the eastern end of the perhaps soon to be finished Great

Devil’s Gulch Bridge. A survey crew can be seen at work on the stub end of

the girder bridge.

On the partially completed layout Angels Camp does not have regular train

service. The station was not built until quite late. It had the same  "Witch's

Hat" design as the stations at Squawbottom and Cross Junction/Corsa that

became characteristic of the Gorre & Daphetid.


Original by Dr. Swarner used with permission