Trans Texas Airways  Douglas DC-9-14   N1301T            (c/n  45695)


                                          This aircraft was actually the prototype DC-9 (ex N9DC).  It was leased to Trans Texas in the fall
                                          of 1966 with the other aircraft of an intial order of seven machines following throughout 1967. The
                                          light blue cheat lines, combined with this poorly contrasted shot makes the aircraft look even drabber
                                          than they were in the flesh!      13 DC-9s were eventually to be operated.   In April of 1969, follow-
                                          ing the award of routes into Mexico, the airline changed its name to Texas International Airlines.