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Welcome to the Flying Yankee Restoration Group's website!

The picture above is a composite, showing the Flying Yankee as it might look at its potential new home. The plan is to move the Yankee from its current location at the Hobo Railroad to another location in the Lincoln, NH, area in 2018. There are multiple potential locations being considered by the NHDOT, with the most likely right now being the White Mountain Attractions visitor center at Exit 32 off I93. The picture above is a composite showing how the Yankee might look in front of the visitor center. It's shown here on the mainline, the actual location is still being studied.

The Restoration Group is working hard to raise the funds to put the Flying Yankee back on its trucks. This move is a great opportunity to do it if we can raise the necessary funds in time. The current estimate from the NHDOT to install a track panel, move the restored trucks from their current storage location, and place them on the track panel is $50,000. If we can't raise a significant portion of that money in time, the Yankee will be set up on blocks as it is now at the Hobo Railroad. We will publish details on this fund raising campaign as they become available.

The Flying Yankee has not been available to casual visitors while it's been at the Hobo Railroad due to the safety and security issues of an active rail yard. The move to a new location will allow it to be set in a visitor friendly environment where it will get the public exposure that it deserves. We then plan to partner with local businesses and organizations, state and city government, and individual enthusiasts to fund the completion of the Flying Yankee restoration! We promise to keep you informed with plans and progress on this website. We also have historical information and pictures posted here. We hope you enjoy learning about the Flying Yankee!