Empire Air Lines  Douglas DC-3  N62373                    (c/n  19212)

                                 

                                      Empire upgraded to DC-3s in March of 1948.  Color scheme at this time was a dark green cheat
                                      line with "Empire" in red.     Empire Air Lines was absorbed by West Coast Airlines on 4 Aug 1952.
                                      Only the DC-3s passed to WCA, the Boeing 247s having been sold off.   Since photographs of
                                      DC-3s in Empire markings are extremely rare, I will append another one below, albeit a poor and
                                      very scratchy image.    Both aircraft were ex military C-47As.   Tim Bradley has done a nice color
                                      profile of N62373 (foot of the page) which will be of value to modelers.
                        
                                       Douglas DC-3   N62375             (c/n  19028)