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Viscount c/n 272

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Below are the 16 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 272 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-THL
December 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '630'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1957 during the pre-delivery test flight phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1959.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THL
July 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '630'. Taken landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA on runway 22L.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THL
July 1962

Delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '630'. Taken at Tacoma Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA in July 1962.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Air Canada
CF-THL
February 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 17 February 1965, still in its TCA 'white top' livery.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Note that the rear steps are in Air Canada colours.

Photo Ref FRP002

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THL
May 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken arriving at Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Gate 10 circa May 1965.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Photo source - Werner Lindquist

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Air Canada
CF-THL
October 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in October 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-THL
October 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in October 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-THL
October 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in October 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-THL
October 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in October 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-THL
June 1967

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1967.

Photo Ref FRP005

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THL
July 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken departing from Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada circa July 1969.

Photo source - Ron Olsen

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Air Canada
CF-THL
August 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 16 August 1971.

The oily mess on the ramp came from reciprocating radial engined airliners, not the turbine powered Viscount, which was relatively leak free by comparison.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

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Air Canada
CF-THL
October 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in October 1971.

The Captain is holding up four fingers denoting that he is about to start the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine.

Photo source - Anthony S Walsh

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Air Canada
CF-THL
August 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in August 1973.

Note the baggage travellator utilising the forward cabin door, which was certainly an unusual event.

Photo source - Alfred Holden

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Air Canada
CF-THL
April 1974

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '630'. Taken at Moncton Airport, New Brunswick, Canada 28 April 1974, operating the last Viscount service from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec.

The aircraft was then retired from Air Canada service.

Photo source - John Kay

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