newpylong wrote:The majority of the mechnical issues can be handled at Deerfield, so trips out West are not far at all.
Oh I see..I was thinking far from the Maine shops. Is the terrain harder for them on the west end..or do they pull the hills good, just slow?
Guilfords heavy repair shop is Waterville. Deerfield handles mainly running repairs and 92/368 day tests. The biggest job East Deerfield would do would be power assemblies and wheel/motor swapouts, and even those repairs would generally only happen if Waterville was swamped. Anything involving pulling compressors, main generators, heavy engine repairs, fuel tanks and major electric work is done at Waterville.
While Maine has it's share of hills, the west end has some pretty brutal ones as well. Below 10mph the 600 series units help, but there still more deadweight then anything.