The Flying Yankee Train is one of only three articulated Streamliners ever built. Built in 1935, the Flying Yankee was designed to be a sprinter, covering intermediate distances quickly. The train is being housed at Claremont Concord Railroad at Claremont
Junction, New Hampshire, while renovations are being performed and are expected to be completed after Spring 2003.
Powered by the Winton 201 A Diesel Electric (the first type of longer distance train not powered by steam) engine, this Boston and Maine-Maine Central train traveled from Portland to Boston, to Portland to Bangor, to Portland to Boston and back to Portland (750 miles) six days a week. Its running time was 51 minutes, faster than today's Downeaster!
The Yankee's service was discontinued in May 1957 and donated to the Edaville Railroad in Carver, Massachusetts where it sat for nearly 40 years until it was rescued by Bob Morell who's dream was to restore the train. The train was purchased and moved to Glen where it sat until 1997 when renovation began.
In cooperation with the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the Flying Yankee Restoration Group, the goal will be to provide an educational resource, tourism and economic development to the Glen area.