Continental Airlines Douglas DC-6B     N90860      (c/n


                                        This grainy shot of a Continental Airlines over the L.A. Basin's San Gabriel Mountains is the
                                        only one I have of the type in this livery.  Continental was not a DC-4 operator since their stage
                                        lengths didn't require large airliners.  However, in 1953 the airline ordered three new DC-6Bs
                                        from Douglas.    These were probably ordered in expectation of receiving longer routes under
                                        the Denver Case.  Until that happened I am not sure on which routes these large aircraft were
                                        flown.    Possibly on the Kansas City - Denver - El Paso service.