Chicago & Southern Air Lines Lockheed 10-B
Electra NC14962 (c/n 1040)
The above is a rare photograph and illustrates a Lockheed
10-B which Chicago & Southern
acquired from Eastern Air Lines in 1937 to augment the fleet of new
ones it purchased from
Lockheed the previous year.
The more commonly illustrated image of one of these (NC16022
- c/n 1057) appears below.
The Electras were the "latest thing" in luxury air transport at the
their introduction was a sign of how well Carleton Putnam's service was
Valley Level Route" between Chicago and New Orleans. The Electras
were to soldier
replaced by the DC-3 in 1940. C & S's color scheme was an
orange cheatline and nose
outlined in black.