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Viscount c/n 387

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 387 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-TIG
November 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '651'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 24 November 1958 with the fuselage front and rear sections being joined together by the construction of the centre section in one of the main jigs.

This photo was taken during a visit by TCA representatives who were checking on the progress of a number of aircraft under construction at the time. TCA Photo

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '651'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 2 June 1959 prior to departing on delivery.

In the background is one of the production hangars.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10292 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TIG
June 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '651'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa June 1960.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TIG
June 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '651'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA circa June 1960.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TIG
May 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '651'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa May 1964 together with an Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-8.

Photo source - Jean-Pierre Bonin

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
June 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1965. Photo Ref FRP031

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
July 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken departing from Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in July 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
July 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken departing from Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in July 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
July 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken departing from Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in July 1966.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
October 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken at Windsor Airport, Ontario, Canada 5 October 1971.

Photo source - mile27 (flickr)

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Air Canada
CF-TIG
November 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '651'. Taken at a very wet Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 9 November 1972 with 'big brother' Boeing 747.

Photo source - Jim Thorn

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-TIG
May 1975

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa May 1975.

It was robbed of its Rolls-Royce Dart engines soon after it was purchased and the port wing tip has also now been removed.

Photo source - Hugh Peden

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
April 1976

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 1 April 1976 being towed through a removed section of perimeter fence on its 7 mile journey to the Summerland Recreation Centre north of Winnipeg.

This photo and two others appeared in a 'Horizons' news article about the move dated 30 April 1976.

Photo source - Winnipeg Free Press

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
April 1976

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1 April 1976 being towed across a narrow bridge north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on its 7 mile journey to the Summerland Recreation Centre.

Note that the starboard wing has been raised at the wing tip to allow the starboard main undercarriage to hang outside the bridge rail.

An extra set of centre main wheels was used to support the aircraft.

This photo and two others appeared in a 'Horizons' news article about the move dated 30 April 1976.

Photo source - Winnipeg Free Press

15

Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
April 1976

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1 April 1976 being towed across a railway crossing on its 7 mile journey to the Summerland Recreation Centre north of Winnipeg.

During this part of the journey it became stuck and during the attempts to move it using two tow trucks the nose undercarriage leg support structure was damaged and the leg moved forwards.

Vickers recommended towing a stuck aircraft using cables attached to special lugs fitted to the main undercarriage legs.

Note the extra set of main wheels in the centre, the man up the telegraph pole disconnecting cables and the two guys sitting on the wing tip.

This photo and two others appeared in a 'Horizons' news article about the move dated 30 April 1976.

Photo source - Winnipeg Free Press

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
August 1981

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Summerland Amusement Park, 7 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in August 1981.

Photo Ref NN04

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
August 1981

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Summerland Amusement Park, 7 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in August 1981.

Photo Ref NN05

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
October 1982

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Summerland Amusement Park, 7 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in October 1982.

Photo Ref CSL3936

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
July 1983

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Summerland Amusement Park, 7 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in July 1983 while in the process of being broken up.

It was propped up precariously in order for the rear fuselage to be cut off nearer the ground

Note the spurious Air Jamaica logo painted on the fuselage.

Photo Ref NN-07

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Tony Hammerling
CF-TIG
July 1983

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Summerland Amusement Park, 7 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in July 1983 while in the process of being broken up.

Robert W Arnold is about to climb inside the cabin to look for anything interesting.

He found an Air Canada safety card.

Photo Ref NN-213

Photo source - Jan Stroomenbergh

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