A pipe dream for sure, especially considering how they have grown their business train over the last 9 years (starting with the addition of the Sisters in 2010). Anyhow, I don't think Waterville could accommodate it without making some significant modifications and let's face it, if anyone out there were to ever consider submitting an offer to purchase the train to operate it (I don't see the state blindly saying no at this point), they will likely needed to either modify an existing shop or build a new shop facility for this train. When Bob Morrell submitted a bid (competed against the Conway Scenic) for the rights to operate Crawford Notch, he planned to setup operations in Bartlett, not sure if he had plans at the time of the bid (I'd imagine he would have needed those with his bid) but the plan was to operate the Flying Yankee from Bartlett to Quebec Junction and back (so the wye must be long enough for the Flying Yankee) but I have no idea what he was planning on doing for a shop facility or where that would have gone.
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It takes real skill to choke on air, fall up the stairs and trip over nothing. I have those skills.