When Western Airlines began
taking deliveries of its Lockheed L-188 Electras, it began selling
off its DC-6Bs. This
low time aircraft went to the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball
Here it is seen just out of the Western Airlines' paint shop in March
of 1961. It was later re-regis-
tered N180R . In 1963 it was sold to Taxader
Columbia as HK-1029 but repatriated back to the
N12810 two years later, It then spent ten years with Spantax in
Spain as EC-BBK who
converted it to full cargo status by sealing off the
windows and installing a swing tail for easier loading.
Zantop International of Detroit purchased it in 1975 when it became
N434TA. It wound up its days
with Northern Air Cargo and is currently lying derelict at Fairbanks
International Airport in Alaska.