Central Airlines  Convair 240  N74850                (c/n    74)


                                           By 1960 the airline had a need to augment its DC-3s, and also to provide an upgraded service on
                                           some of its more prestigious routes (Dallas to Kansas City;  Tulsa to Little Rock).  It consequently
                                           acquired eight Convair 240s (six from American Airlines, two from Ethiopian).   The nice shot above
                                           came from a post card acquired from Central in 1962.   N74850  had originally been delievered to
                                           American as "Flagship Akron" in 1948.   Central had it converted to a Convair 600.