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Viscount c/n 142

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 142 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-TGX
November 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is LN-SUN (C/N 141) for Braathens S.A.F.E. Airtransport A/S which was not delivered.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX
December 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is CU-T603 (C/N 91) for Cubana which is out of sequence due to a cancelled Airwork order.

The aircraft in front is J751 (C/N 83) for the Pakistan Air Force.

There had been a change of aircraft sequence since the previous photo.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX
December 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England circa December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is CU-T603 (C/N 91) for Cubana which is out of sequence due to a cancelled Airwork order.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX
March 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken landing at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 18 March 1956 after its first flight.

Photo source - Roger Brown collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX
March 1956

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken departing from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 28 March 1956 on delivery to Canada.

Note the bare cabin, as the interior was installed by TCA from their own suppliers.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3633 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1958.

This looks like a freshly painted aircraft in the new 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Thunder Bay Airport, Ontario, Canada in July 1958 during an 'Open House Day'.

Photo source - Ron Corrin collection

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. This view shows a group of three TCA Stewardesses sitting on the No.1 (port outer) Dart engine nacelle circa June 1959.

Photo source - Doug Seagrim collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGX
February 1960

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Calgary Airport, Alberta, Canada circa February 1960.

Photo source - Ron Corrin collection

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

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa June 1963.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

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

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '616'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 11 December 1963.

Photo Ref FRP054

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TGX
June 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '616'. Taken at Great Falls Airport, Montana, USA circa June 1972.

This was not a scheduled Air Canada destination so the reason for the visit is unknown.

Photo source - Benjamin Donnelly

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Air Canada
CF-TGX
July 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '616'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in July 1972.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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