Rangeley – Saddleback, ME

Tower 1 for the new Rangeley lift, which replaced a Mueller double upon the mountain’s reopening.
Loading area and short maintenance rail.
Side view of the Uni-G-M base terminal.
Lower station area with RFID gates.
Looking up the lift line.
The base area.
View up at tower 5.
Middle part of the lift line.
Tower 7.
The bottom terminal is near the top of South Branch.
The return terminal.
Top station with a view of Rangeley Lake.
Unloading area.
Uni-G station and Doppelmayr operator house.
Side view of the top terminal.
Another view of the upper station.
View down near the top.
The lift alignment.
Doppelmayr EJ chair with DT-104 grip.
Tower 11.
Upper part of the lift line.
Controls in the motor room.
Inside the terminal.
Motor and two diesel engines.
The lower station.

6 thoughts on “Rangeley – Saddleback, ME

  1. Joe Blake November 27, 2020 / 9:12 pm

    Two diesels? What is this, Whatcom County?


    • Robert West November 28, 2020 / 9:02 am

      Most ordered like that now. 1 high HP Diesel prime mover and one smaller APU.

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      • Joe Blake November 29, 2020 / 5:37 pm

        That makes total sense. I guess I was thinking too hard, assuming twin opposing 3208 or similar. Petrol tertiary drives were common back in the day, but I’ve not been in motor rooms in a couple decades. Diesel is much more efficient and most joints have much thousands of gallons on hand at all times, too, also. Carry on!


  2. Tom White November 28, 2020 / 4:58 am

    Correction: The lake seen near the base is Saddleback Lake. The caption is wrong (13 down). The much larger Rangeley Lake is to the west, out of view. Otherwise, thanks Peter for getting these pictures up.


  3. Alex Kennedy February 15, 2021 / 9:49 pm

    Are these sheave designs going to be used on all new Doppelmayr lifts? I personally think the old ones were better.


  4. meirk April 7, 2021 / 7:06 am

    I’ve noticed that at the very end of the terminal there are two sets of lights (red, orange, green, with default being orange I think). I haven’t seen these on other lifts of this model, what are they for?


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