|Quoting zippyjet (Reply 46):|
Connies in the 50's? Never could find a picture of a DL Conny. I believe I learned from A-Net that DL was going to lease or buy used Connies from Pan Am but, they were so roached out (worn) that DL never put them in revenue service hence the literal non-existance of pictures. However if I'm wrong please correct me and post pictures.
got Connies from Chicago & Southern when they merged in '53. DL
also had 4 that they bought from PA and operated from '56 until '58 and were sold to American Flyers in '60. I don't have any photos available, but my reply #30, will show a chart from the Delta Heritage Museum website that shows that DL
did, indeed have Connies.
There are some photos and drawings in the book "Delta, The Illustrated History of an Airline and the People Who Made It" by the late R.E.G. Davies.
|Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 47):|
The real oddball was the DL shuttle -243 with nosewheel brakes and composite hard panels (non velcro) in the airstair area.
Were these ex-EA or ex-PA birds? I know we had -247s from WA
and -295s from NE.
|Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 32):|
Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
I seem to remember that ship #546 was the 1000th one that was delivered to any airline from Boeing. It seems that there was another milestone 727 that we took delivery of, but not really sure about that.
546 was the final factory delivery......474 was the "1000th."
Here's what I was referring to.....this came from the Museum website, too......these are notable 727s that were in DL
"500th 727 produced by Boeing (delivered to Northeast).
1,000th 727 produced by Boeing, January 1974."
|Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 50):|
Are you talking normal passenger service? NW flew charter flights on the 727 until late 2003, the last "normal" flight though was January 7, 2003, DEN-MSP NW Flight 560
's last "normal" 727 flight was on April 6, 2003. Not sure about charters past that time.
|Quoting n901wa (Reply 45):|
Or maybe they were the ExPAA German fleet 727s. Its been a long time
I was pretty sure that DL
swapped the PA 727s that were used on the Shuttle, with some EA
ones and then the ex-PA ones were sent to Europe.
Found some DL Connie pics.....
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