Airlines Douglas DC-3-313 NC21785 (c/n 2173)
Since, for some
inexplicable reason, photos of Pennsylvania Central Airlines aircraft
rare, I'll afford it two pages for their
DC-3s. The above image is from the Leo J. Kohn collection,
shows the aircraft at General Mitchell Field
in Milwaukee. It carried the name "Capital Liner Norfolk".
retitled Capital Airlines in 1948 and then went on to become an
executive transport with U.S.
Steel. When sold to H.J. Heinz (of 57
varieties ketchup fame) in 1963 it was reregistered N257H .
Other US owners
followed with re-registration to N25711 and then N517DW before passing
Aereos San Miguel
(TASMI) in Bolivia as CP-1059. It was written off in a crash at
San Ignacio Beni
in that country in December 1987.