Kim is correct, the railroad is definitely off limits. The Union Pacific does have the clout to cancel this event if spectators are Tresspassing. They have been very helpful and will continue as long as we as a community respect their wishes.
The ferry will be in place between Kirschbaums and Tunnel Falls. As has been mentioned, the hike is not the greatest. Its basically a fisherman's trail. There has been talk of improving it in the future. We want to work with a local group and the BLM to do this, but it won't be in place this year.
My advice is to rally a group to boat in, those unable to run the drops can walk around as long as the boat still has paddlers. The best view of Gore is really from river left. Traditionally everyone sits on the rock on river right. This area is accessible from the river, but not the tracks.
The view at tunnel is on river right however I've been told that it may be possible to make the hike all the way up on river left due to some new rock fall. I haven't scouted that yet.
For those who are interested, I will have a couple of boats going in around 8:00am Saturday morning to set the ferry. I'm thinking about a sweep boat as well, so we might be able to drop some great volunteers off at gore.
I'll be working with Mark Joffe and let you know as we progress.