Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-6B  N6121C          (c/n   44688)


This rare image is from the Mike Sparkman collection.  Eastern only had seven DC-6Bs and these
                                  were leased and operated from 1955 to 1962 in mainly high density 102 seat tourist configuration.
                                  Pursuant to that, N6121C was built early in 1955 for non-sked operator North American Airlines
                                  (later Trans-American Airlines) in high density mode.    In fact, when its lease with EAL was done
                                  it returned to another non-sked, Twentieth Century Airlines.   After a decade in the Middle East with
                                  Trans Mediterranean Airways as OD-AEG it returned to the US in 1974 with Zantop International
                                  Airlines as N90688, being finally withdrawn from use in 1981..