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 2020. 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.
This move is a great opportunity to put the train back on its trucks.. 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.
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.