Eastern Air Lines  Lockheed L-1011 Tristar  N316EA    (c/n  1037)       


                                           Eastern were a big operator of Lockheed's wide-body, deploying almost 50 of them at one time
                                           or another, commencing in the early 1970s.   They were designated "Whisperliner" as opposed to
                                           the "Whisperjet" appendage given to Boeing 727s and DC-9s.   The L-1011s were initially used
                                           on the New York - Miami route.  Bob Garrard's shot above was taken in 1974 as N316EA in
                                           full white top livery (later changed to the all metal scheme) arrives at Miami International.  It was
                                           leased to Cathay Pacific in 1980 and later purchased by that Hong Kong carrier wherein at was
                                           registered VR-HOB.  Cathay sold it to Air Transat in Canada in 1996 as C-GTSY.  It was
                                           eventually broken up in 1999.