From the early days of the first railroads in the United States, It's a well known fact that housing, business and tourism have flourished in the areas in and around active railroad centers. Things were no different in New England. In fact, one of the main reasons the Boston & Maine Railroad purchased the Flying Yankee was to increase passenger traffic along its main routes. Needless to say, it not only increased passenger traffic and ticket sales, it revolutionized the business of railroad transportation along the way.
With the historic Flying Yankee now being restored by the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad to full operating condition, the Flying Yankee will once again play a significant role in Economic Development. Operating in New Hampshire during the spring, summer and fall as both an excursion train and as a rolling classroom, we fully expect businesses in the cities and towns where the Flying Yankee is operated to enjoy increased visability as well as increased revenue from visitors streaming into the region, especially in the areas of guest-service and hospitality.