Eastern Air Lines  Lockheed 10-B Electra       NC14958     (c/n  1036)


                                        A modest fleet of Lockheed Electras was purchased in 1935 to augment the DC-2s. Because of
                                        holding company North American Aviation's corporate affiliation with the Wright Corporation,
                                        Captain Rickenbacker insisted that his Electras be powered by Wright R-975-E3 engines (rated
                                        at 440 h.p.) in lieu of the Pratt and Whitneys fitted to most Electras.  Eastern's Electras were
                                        mainly operated on the airline's coastal run from Richmond to Jacksonville, Florida, via Raleigh
                                        (where I now live), Florence, Charleston and Savannah.