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Viscount c/n 57

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 57 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-TGT
July 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Edmonton City Centre Airport, Alberta, Canada in July 1956.

The Viscount is isolated from the busy piston aircraft ramp in the background which is where North West Industries were located.

Note that the word 'Viscount' has now been added to the tail.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
April 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGS (C/N 55) with CF-TGU ( C/N 58) and forward fuselage section of CF-TGV (C/N 59) behind.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2436X3 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
July 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1958 inside the Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) maintenance hangar in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Vince MacDonald via Jim Bruce

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
July 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1958 inside the Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) maintenance hangar in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Jim Bruce collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
July 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1958 inside the Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) maintenance hangar in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Vince MacDonald via Jim Bruce

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
July 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in July 1958 inside the Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) maintenance hangar in the later 'white top' livery.

Note how easy it is to access the No.2 engine with the petal cowlings open wide.

Photo source - Vince MacDonald via Jim Bruce

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGT
December 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '612'. Taken departing from a very wintry Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 31 December 1963.

Photo Ref FRP049

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGT
September 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '612'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1965.

Behind the two Air Canada Viscounts is one still retaining it's TCA livery. Repainting was carried out when the next scheduled hangar maintenance period was reached.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Air Canada
CF-TGT
June 1967

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '612'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 27 June 1967.

Photo source - Alphie Tufnell

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-TGT
July 1977

Purchased from Air Canada for metal salvage. Taken at Saint Malo, Manitoba, Canada circa July 1977 on Goulet Enterprises property. This is the inner wing section and inboard engine nacelles.

They are casually propped up with sections of Silver Birch trees!

Photo Ref NN-173

Photo source - Mark Barda collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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