Travel back to the mid-1930s to see action on the busiest divisions of the Boston & Maine. Steam locomotives work The Portland, New Hampshire and Fitchburg Divisions and the Connecticut Valley Line in both summer and winter. Huge hulking Berkshires battle the Ashburnham grade. High stepping passenger varnish: “The Flying Yankee”, “The Alouette” and “The Red Wing” go screaming by, as do similar name trains with brass railed observation cars. The third streamlined train built in the world: “The Flying Yankee” flashes by at lightning speed.
Other unusual features include the Union Pacific’s streamlined M-10001 “City of Salina” on tour and the Rexall Special with its streamlined New York Central Hudson and even Republican Alf Landon campaigning for President in 1936 against Franklin D. Roosevelt!