Delta Air Lines Douglas
1948 Delta had received the first of its order for seven new
DC-6s. Although the white top
was not then in vogue, the
livery change effected with these new airliners was the one that would
be perpetuated over
the next decade or so. N1901M remained with the company for twenty
years and was
eventually broken up whilst in storage in Tucson, Arizona in
1974. The shot
below of N1904M
(c/n 42898) in white top illustrates how the basic livery was
Finally, the lower close up shows N1901M
again after the merger with Chicago and Southern.
introduction of the DC-6s
released the DC-4s for shorter haul local service operation.