The mission of the restored Flying Yankee will be to enable present and future generations to celebrate a unique piece of American technology - to understand how the Flying Yankee was developed in response to a national and regional need, and how its technology continues to be innovative and world class, even today.
To 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.
To reawaken people of all ages to the richness of New Hampshire's small, downtown centers which were generated by railroading, and enable them to experience first-hand what "quality-of-life" has meant for generations in northern New England.
And to allow people to read, experience and reconsider the impact railroads have had on America, particularly northern New England's culture and history.
The Mission of the Flying Yankee Restoration Group is to oversee the restoration and operation of the Flying Yankee, and to raise the funds to pay for the restoration.