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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.

Location: P.O.Box 6000, Glen New Hampshire 03838 Telephone 603 383-4900

Other Transportation nearby:
(Auburn) Auburn-lewiston Municipal Airport
(Berlin) Berlin Municipal Airport
(Bethel) Col Dyke Field Airport
(North Conway) Conway Scenic Railroad
(Haverhill) Dean Memorial Airport
(Fryeburg) Eastern Slopes Regional Airport

09/18 Coming to The Glen area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.