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Viscount c/n 51

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 51 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
October 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 22 October 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP1486X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
December 1954

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa December 1954 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGM (C/N 50) and the ones behind are CF-TGO (C/N 52), CF-TGP (C/N 53), CF-TGQ (C/N 54) and CF-TGR (C/N 55).

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
February 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGM (C/N 50) with CF-TGP (C/N 53), CF-TGQ (C/N 54) and CF-TGR (C/N 55) behind.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2164 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
January 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop. The aircraft in front is CF-TGM (C/N 50) and the ones behind are CF-TGO (C/N 52), CF-TGP (C/N 53), CF-TGQ (C/N 54).

Vickers Photo Ref MP2021X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
June 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 25 June 1955.

It now has the word 'Viscount' on the tail.

Photo source - John Kelley

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
June 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1958 and now repainted with a white fuselage top and tail.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGN
June 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '606'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 24 June 1963 outside the Timmins Aviation Limited hangar.

They had just finished converting it to V.744D FAA standard, repainted it and installed an executive interior.

It was then sold to Canadian Schenley Ltd in November 1963.

Photo Ref FRP039

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Kearney & Trecker Corporation
N1898M
June 1967

Purchased from Schenly Distillery. Taken at General Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA circa June 1967.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Eldee Inc
N1898S
July 1975

Purchased from Boston Leasing Corporation. Taken at an unknown location in July 1975.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N180RC
September 1981

Purchased from Jeff Brinkenhoff and re-registered from N1898S. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in September 1981.

Photo source - Air Nikon collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N180RC
April 1982

Purchased from Jeff Brinkenhoff and re-registered from N1898S. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 26 April 1982 with bare metal Sud SE210 Caravelle N777VV behind.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Go Transportation Inc
N180RC
May 1982

Purchased from Jeff Brinkenhoff and re-registered from N1898S. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 11 May 1982.

Photo source - David Reeves

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N180RC
November 1988

Purchased from Wofford Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 9 November 1988.

Three of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been removed.

Photo source - Peter Smithson

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N180RC
March 1989

Purchased from Wofford Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 March 1989.

Photo source - David Fox

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N180RC
April 1989

Purchased from Wofford Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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James Stanley Leasing Company Inc
N180RC
April 1993

Purchased from Wofford Aircraft Sales. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993 and now in the process of being scrapped.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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