Joined Aug 5 2011
Plymouth & Lincoln RR, Lincoln, NH
The Flying Yankee is the last of 5 stainless steel, first diesel/electric, air conditioned trains built in the early 1930's during the Great Depression. These trains could and did, when possible, travel at speeds up to 110MPH+. The Flying Yankee is under (original) restoration at the Plymouth & Lincoln (Hobo) Railroad in Lincoln, NH. Upon completion of the restoration, the Flying Yankee will be available for education and tourism throughout New England. What was done in 1935 is being "redone" today for High Speed Rail.
The Flying Yankee Restoration Group supports and encourages ALL railroad endevours. The Silver Lake Railroad is a grand example and an encouragement to the younger generation to further the restoration and extension of railroads as a means of transportation. When the White Mountains and the "Winni" became the summer resort for society, railroads went through the White Mts. and all around the "Winni". You can visualize some of this now because of the Silver Lake RR, North Conway, and the Hobo in Lincoln and Meredith. Enjoy and dream.