Delta Air Lines  Lockheed L-100 Hercules   N9258R    (c/n  4170)

                                  In the 1950s Delta, along with most other carriers realized the potential of the air cargo market.
                                  In 1967 they received three Lockheed L-100 Hercules aircraft to replace the five Curtiss C-46s
                                  previously used for these duties.   The outstanding photograph above was taken by Bob Garrard
                                  at the Greater Cincinnati Airport at Covington, Kentucky when the L-100 was brand new in
                                  February of 1967.   Although normally used for commercial air cargo it was being used this day
                                  for company business to transport an engine for a Convair  880.   N9258R went to Pacific Western
                                  Airlines in 1973 as CF-PWK.  An image of it in this livery can be seen at
                                  It was then sold to Northwest Territorial Airways and was destroyed by fire whilst unloading gasoline
                                  some 320 km east of Inuvik, NT on 11 April 1982. 
                                  Bill Larkins saw sister ship N9268R (below) at San Francisco International in August 1968.

                                  Lockheed L-100 Hercules N9268R                       (c/n  4147)