Air Lines Boeing 727-247
Both images on this
page are by Bob Garrard. The beautiful one above was taken at San
in 1970 and shows a Western 727 in the livery in which they were first
to the airline the previous year.
The lower one shows N2811W departing Washington National
Airport in May of 1983 wearing the in the
livery adopted in the late 1970s. Western received its
727s in staggered deliveries over a ten year
period. A total of some forty 727s was eventually
operated. Both aircraft passed to
Delta's asset register when that company acquired Western Air
Lines in April 1987. By that
time, and following deregulation, Western had a vast network.