Capital Airlines Lockheed L-049
Constellation N86531 (c/n 2068)
In 1950 Capital purchased five Lockheed L-049
Connies (two from Lockheed, three from KLM).
aircraft were used primarily in air coach operations on high density
routes, notably New York
to Chicago and Washington to Chicago. N86531 seen above was
the former PH-TAU.
more were acquired from BOAC in the mid 1950s, along with seven more
model L-749s from KLM.
The aircraft depicted in the 1950s era
color post card is the same machine as in the B&W image above.