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"A modern marvel of the Boston and Maine"
It was "a vision of creativity and ingenuity," said Fritz Wetherbee in Flying Yankee Restoration Group's video highlighting the train. It was a bright spot on its arrival during the rough economic times of the Great Depression.
Flying Yankee a sight to see in Nashua past
After leaving Boston, the train headed to Lowell, Mass. From Lowell, it was up to Nashua. The large crowd cheered when the train pulled up to the station and backed into tracks on the opposite side.
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In early 1935, this was fast. This was style. This was a thing to see and Croisette Lv Price something to marvel at. This was the Internet. This was fast. This was technology and the future.
The original route had the train running six days a week, 750 miles a day between Portland and Bangor, Maine, and Boston. Sunday was for maintenance.
An advantage over the steam trains it worked alongside was not simply the top speed (up to 112 mph, about 35 mph faster than the steam locomotives), but its ability to accelerate and decelerate quicker.
"Oh, New England, don't forget me"
The train ran until May 1957. It was donated to the Edaville Railroad in Carver, Mass. Eventually, it made its way to the hands of Bob Morell, who operated Storyland in Glen.
within a more recent photo and an explanation of how he got the shot.
$235,000 to build. It was made of stainless steel and was a product of a partnership between the Budd Co. and General Motors, who built the 600 horsepower diesel electric engine with two motors.
Today, the spot this photograph was made from is a weed choked and abandoned line near a lot that Corriveau and Routhier have on Temple Street.
The former Union Station would have been directly behind me, confirms my rail contact Matt Cosgro. The remnants of the old roundhouse are still there, across from the tile company's main building.
Meals were served on trays clipped onto seats in front of passengers, much like today's airline service. Fifteen cents would get you a ham sandwich. Coffee was a dime. A slice of apple pie (with cheese, of course) was also 15 cents. Passengers would ride in air conditioned Lv Mens Sling Bag
The train had about 140 seats. A similarly styled Burlington Zephyr serving out west had a little different setup. That train pulled a dining car, but it moved less people. Both were a solid draw for their companies and ridership blossomed on the B train. It just couldn't keep up, however, and was moved from its original route to others in and around New Hampshire. Travelers hopped on The Cheshire between Boston and White River Junction, Vermont. The Mountaineer carried riders from Boston up to the north country.
Delivered to the Boston and Maine Railroad on Feb. 10, 1935, the train consisted of three cars at 200 feet long, weighed 212,000 pounds and cost Louis Vuitton Turenne Size
"She could not outrun the tracks of time"
comfort, a new feature.
Restoration is on the mind of a group of rail enthusiasts. Now owned by the state, it's since been moved to Lincoln on the grounds of the Hobo Railroad.
The Flying Yankee was ahead of its time. It was cool, and it attracted 10,000 people to its Nashua stop in February when it stopped in the city on its inaugural tour with engineer J. B. Plankey, of Concord, at the controls. The Telegraph reported it "quietly glided into Union Station at 10:30 this morning, right on schedule to the dot."
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