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Friday, 23 December 2016 22:42

The New Site

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Article and pictures describing the new site. Include benefits, potential futures.

Friday, 23 December 2016 22:28

Flying Yankee Restoration Group

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Welcome to the web site of the Flying Yankee Restoration Group, Inc., the official web site of the Flying Yankee and the Flying Yankee restoration. After 40 years of inactivity and neglect, an icon of American ingenuity and railroad history is again poised to return to service.

The Flying Yankee is one of only three 3-car, diesel-electric streamliners of its type ever built. After nearly seven years of disassembly, re-engineering, fabrication and rebuilding, Phase I of the restoration was completed in the fall of 2004 and the Flying Yankee is entering Phase II of the lengthy restoration process.

In order to complete this restoration, we need your financial support. We're currently seeking underwriters to support this enterprise - those with a passion for history and as well as a passion that goes far beyond simple preservation, to that of understanding the necessity for contemporary society to learn from experiencing history first-hand.

Therefore, as we work to reach our current fundraising goal of $3.5 million dollars in in-kind and capital donations, we want to thank you for taking the time to visit our web site and for reviewing the enclosed information. We hope you will enjoy the information contained within this web site. We also hope that you will consider supporting the restoration of the Flying Yankee - in whatever way you feel is best for you. Whether it's through a financial contribution - be it an annual donation or a monthly gift; donation of components, hardware or materials; or possible volunteer work, your support will truly be appreciated. Thank you again for visiting the Flying Yankee web site. Please don't hesitate to contact us immediately should you have any questions.

We will enable present and future generations to celebrate a unique piece of American technology; to understand how it was developed in response to a national and regional need, and how its technology continues to be innovative and world class, even today.

We will enable youngsters, parents, neighbors, and guests from all over the world to again understand and experience the enormous impact that railroading has had on northern New England.

We plan to reawaken them to the richness of our small, downtown centers that were generated by railroading, and enable them to experience first-hand what "quality-of-life" has meant for generations in northern New England.

And wewill to allow people to read, experience and reconsider the impact railroads have had on America, particularly northern New England's culture and history.