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Viscount c/n 59

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 59 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-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery.

The tail on the right belongs to Avro Vulcan B.1 XA890 in the nuclear anti-flash white finish.

Photo source - Jennifer M Gradidge collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery.

Here she is being towed from the static display area out to the other side of the airfield ready for her turn in the flying display.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery.

It is taxiing out to take part in a display flight.

Note the blank polished oval panel on the rear door that has not yet had the Royal Crest of Canada applied.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, prior to delivery.

It is awaiting takeoff clearance to take part in a display flight.

Note the blank polished oval panel on the rear door that has not yet had the Royal Crest of Canada applied.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 attending the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

It is about to take off for a display flight.

Note the blank polished oval panel on the rear door that has not yet had the Royal Crest of Canada applied.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
September 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken landing at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in early September 1955 during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show, at the end of its display flight.

Note the blank polished oval panel on the rear door that has not yet had the Royal Crest of Canada applied.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGV
December 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken landing at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in December 1956.

Photo source - Richard Dumigan

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '614'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1958 in the later 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Trans-Canada Air Lines Newsletter Archive

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Air Canada
CF-TGV
March 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '614'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 16 March 1965.

Photo Ref FRP051

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGV
August 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '614'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in August 1965.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGV
February 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '614'. Taken at an unknown location in February 1968.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Canada
CF-TGV
June 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '614'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa June 1972 and robbed of all useful parts, particularly the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

It was taken away for scrapping in June 1973.

Photo Ref FRP053

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Chisick Metals Ltd
CF-TGV
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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