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A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 53

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 53 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-TGP
January 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGO (C/N 52) and those behind are CF-TGQ (C/N 54) and CF-TGR (C/N 55).

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in Febuary 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are CF-TGQ (C/N 54) and CF-TGR (C/N 55). Vickers Photo Ref MP2164X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
March 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken arriving at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1956.

It is being guided to a gate at the South Terminal with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

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

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
August 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1956.

Photo source - Paul Zogg

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at Edmonton City Centre Airport, Alberta, Canada in June 1956.

Photo source - Ron Dupas

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken by Robert's father Wesley early in its service life landing at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in the original Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) polished metal livery.

The fleet had the fuselage top half painted white from the summer of 1957 onwards.

Photo Ref CSL5456

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa June 1957.

This appears to be a special occasion.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Clarence Sorenen & Eugene Harris

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA in June 1959.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
September 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 30 September 1963. The aircraft behind is CF-TGM (C/N 50).

This aircraft was never painted in Air Canada livery after the transfer in June 1964.

Photo Ref FRP041

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGP
June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '608'. When the TCA fleet was transferred to Air Canada in June 1964 the stainless steel identification plates were removed from the forward cabin bulkhead of each aircraft.

Bob and brother Jack both worked for TCA at the time and Bob acquired this plate and the one from CF-TCR (C/N 55) for his collection.

Photo source - Bob Stephens collection

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-TGP
July 1965

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in July 1965.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-TGP
June 1966

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA in June 1966.

Photo source - Ed Coates collection

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-TGP
July 1968

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at an unknown location in July 1968.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-TGP
June 1970

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa June 1970. Note the Spartan Air Services facility in the right background.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-TGP
March 1972

Purchased from the Space Research Corporation. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa March 1972.

It had been ferried from Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for use as a spares aircraft to support CF-THA (C/N 218).

Photo Ref FRP070

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-TGP
June 1972

Purchased from the Space Research Corporation. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1972.

It had been ferried from Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is now being dismantled to supply spares to support CF-THA (C/N 218).

Photo Ref FRP071

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-TGP
June 1972

Purchased from the Space Research Corporation. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1972.

It had been ferried from Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is now being dismantled to supply spares to support CF-THA (C/N 218).

Photo Ref FRP072

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-TGP
September 1972

Purchased from the Space Research Corporation. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa September 1972.

It had been ferried from Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is now being dismantled to supply spares to support CF-THA (C/N 218).

Photo Ref FRP073

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

20

Wabush Mines Ltd
CF-TGP
October 1972

Purchased from the Space Research Corporation. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa October 1972.

It had been ferried from Uplands, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for use as a spares aircraft to support CF-THA (C/N 218).

Only the forward fuselage section is recognisable now, as the remains are finally ready to be scrapped.

Photo Ref FRP074

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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