Trans Caribbean Airways   Douglas DC-4  N75416                        (c/n  10411)


                                         Oddly, this C-54A-15-DC conversion went straight to Trans Caribbean in 1946 rather than
                                         to a scheduled airline.  The carrier, which began in 1945 as Trans Caribbean Air Cargo must
                                         have been well financed.      Founded by Roy Chalk, it continued to grow and progressed to
                                         passenger charters to San Juan, PR.    In 1948 the name was changed to Trans Caribbean
                                         Airways.  In addition to DC-4s the airline also flew C-46s, C-47s and, in the late 1960s,
                                         DC-6s.    By 1957 it had limited (legal) scheduled rights.  Boeing 727s were acquired in 1970
                                         and in 1971 to line was purchased by American Airlines.   The above shot of  N75416 was
                                         taken at Oakland in 1956.  This DC-4 was sold in 1962 to the German cargo carrier
                                         Continentale becoming D-AGUS.  It returned to the US in 1963 as N4273A for the Boreas
                                         Corporation and then went to California Airmotive who retired it in 1970.