Transocean Air Lines Lockheed 18-40 Lodestar  N54549                 (c/n  2008)


                                       Transocean used this Lodestar as a sort of 'company hack' (well, executive transport, then) back
                                       the early 1950s.    It was based at Oakland where this super photo by Bill Larkins was taken.  A
                                       former U.S. Coast Guard R50-1, it was serialed V-188.     After the war it went to South Africa
                                       as ZS-BAJ.      It returned to the U.S. in the 1950s and went directly to Taloa.      It was sold to
                                       Douglas Dully, a private owner later in the 1950s.