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User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Anyone have pictures of a Delta Constellation?

I was told by a friend that they operated some short-body Connies.

But looking through A.Net and Google, couldn't find anything....

Any help would be appreciated!


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

DL operated the 649, 649A, & 749.

It recieved a number from the merger of C&S with the speedpak (sic).

You will find photos of them in a number of books including, but not limited to:

Delta: An Airline and its Aircraft, REG Davies

Lockheed Constellation, Curtis Stringfellow and Peter Bowers

[Edited 2005-06-20 21:27:03]

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 1434 times:

Delta had 10 Connies. Here's a link to their fleet history. Regards.
http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/fleets/delta.html



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User currently offlineGr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Six 749s were inherited from C&S but disposed of within a couple years (1953-1955). Four 049s were later acquired from Pan Am to accomodate recent route awards and operated for a couple years (1958-1960). In addition, Western acquired a few Connies through it's acquisition of Pacific Northern in the 60s.

User currently offlineMilesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Some of the Western Connies, 649/749A's, acquired in the PNA merger came were original C&S Ships that flew with Delta for a short time after the Delta/C&S merger. The Pan Am 049's acquired by Delta after being granted the routes to New York and Washington from Atlanta were an equipment nightmare and were parked soon afterward. It took almost two years to sell them. I believe they were acquired in 1956, parked in 1958, and sold to AFA in 1960.

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

And I believe the only reason C&S (Chicago & Southern...sounds like a railroad!) had them was to service the routes from New Orleans to the Caribbean. Their longest domestic route was MEM-MCI, 393 miles.

New Orleans-Havana-Port.au.Prince-Santo.Domingo-San.Juan
New Orleans-Havana-Caracas

With the "Speedpak" attached, it made the Connie a workhorse on these highly profitable international routes.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5401 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 5):
With the "Speedpak" attached, it made the Connie a workhorse on these highly profitable international routes.

Pointless trivia: When I was a kid in Miami, Eastern flew a Speedpak of snow to the Boy Scouts so we could have a snowball fight the day before Christmas. They dropped the Speedpak from the fuselage and we had the fight right then and there in front of a cargo hangar.



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User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Thanks for the info so far guys.

But no pics of this anywhere online?  Confused

I don't own the books mentioned  banghead 



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