May 22. 2013 5:01PM
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On February 9, 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, a new train arrived in New England to lift people's spirits and take train travel in a whole new direction.
It was the Flying Yankee, one of only three articulated streamliners of its type ever built. It operated for 22 years running between Portland and Boston six days a week, with a "commute" time of only 51 minutes.
After 40 years of inactivity, this icon of American ingenuity and railroad history was lovingly restored after being discovered in a Massachusetts railyard by New Hampshire businessman Robert Morrell. The restoration took place at the shops of the Claremont Concord Railroad while spectators looked on.
Today, the Yankee can be found parked parallel to the rails on the south side of the parking lot at the Hobo Railroad Station in Lincoln.