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Viscount c/n 58

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Below are the 8 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 58 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-TGU
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '613'. Taken departing from an unknown location in June 1959 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGU
December 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '613'. A publicity photo taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 8 December 1960.

Behind is newly delivered Vickers Vanguard CF-TKD, the first one in the fleet and also Douglas DC8 Series 41/43 CF-TJB which was delivered earlier the same year.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGU
December 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '613'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 8 December 1960 with newly delivered Vickers Vanguard CF-TKD behind.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGU
December 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '613'. A publicity photo taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 8 December 1960.

Behind is newly delivered Vickers Vanguard CF-TKD, the first one in the fleet, Douglas DC-8 Series 41/43 CF-TJB which was delivered earlier the same year and two Canadair DC4M North Stars.

Photo source - Trans-Canada Air Lines Newsletter Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGU
March 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '613'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 1 March 1964 in the maintenance area.

Photo Ref FRP050

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGU
October 1964

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '613'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 11 October 1964 after an emergency landing was carried out due to a faulty nose undercarriage leg on.

Note, this aircraft has not yet been repainted in the Air Canada livery which would have been carried out during the next scheduled major hangar maintenance period.

Photo source - Dennis Giguere

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Air Canada
CF-TGU
June 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '613'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1968.

Photo source - Jerry Lanney

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Chisick Metals Ltd
CF-TGU
August 1973

Purchased from Air Canada for metal salvage. Taken at Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada in August 1973 stacked up awaiting the final scrapping process at a local smelting plant.

There are at least six Viscounts in this pile but it is impossible to say which is which.

Photo Ref FRP035

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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