The Flying Yankee

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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby tj48 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:54 pm

CarterB wrote:Stuff it...mount it...hang it on a wall....and leave it alone.


After reading this thread for a long, long time I agree........
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby gokeefe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:26 pm

I never realized they were trying to rebuild for Amtrak certification. That really is ridiculous.
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby MEC407 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:12 pm

B&M 1227 wrote:Fix it up and get it a blue card, and pawn it off to Pan Am as their new business train...


Oh God, don't give them any ideas... PAR would probably paint it blue and replace the B&M Minuteman with the Pan Am basketball...
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby ExCon90 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:20 pm

I don't know--it might look pretty cool if they could fit theater-car seating in the obs.
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby MaineCoonCat » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:09 pm

Well it seems there is another resuscitation attempt at hand.. Got the following today in an e-mail:

flying yankee logo.jpg


The Flying Yankee Restoration Group is now back on track.
We have reorganized with a new and energetic board dedicated to restoring the Flying Yankee.
The Yankee will be moving soon to a location that will allow everyone to get a closer look, in the
spring it will be opened up for tours. Keep in touch for more announcements.
This email is not just to announce our new board but to also see who is interested in getting regular
newsletters and other communications - so if you do not want to be contacted please unsubscribe
at the bottom.


Sincerely,
The Board
Tommy Robichaud - Chair
Wayne Gagnon - Secretary
Joe Santoro - Treasurer
Joseph Linquata - Membership Director
Bill Clark - Vice Chair

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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby gokeefe » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:27 pm

I don't know any of these people personally but its sounds to me as if they're striking the right tone.
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby b&m 1566 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:34 am

So, are they attempting to move forward with the restoration to opertion or is this the group that's to bring the display only restoration to reality?
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby gokeefe » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:24 pm

Tough to say based only on the above statement. Perhaps send them an email and ask ... ?
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Re: The Flying Yankee

Postby Safetee » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:48 pm

i don't see anything but "restoring" mentioned. even restoring to static is a tough road, but with the work already done it is a much easier road than restoring to operate.
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