CF-CPJ  Canadair C-4-1 North Star                  (c/n  149)


                                           This Merlin powered derivative of the Douglas DC-4 was  known by several different non
                                           de plumes.    Originally built by Canadair at Cartierville, Montreal, for the Royal Canadian
                                           Air Force they were known as the DC-4M1 and -M2.  Civilian versions were accorded
                                           the title Canadair Four. As flown by Trans Canada they were known as the North Star, whilst
                                           in BOAC service were named Argonaut.   Canadian Pacific only had four of them, but their
                                           introduction did permit that carrier to begin trans-Pacific overseas services.   CF-CPJ was
                                           their third and was named "Empress of Auckland".  It was flown by the airline from 1949 until
                                           1952 when it was sold to TCA as CF-TFV.    It wound up in Venezuela as YV-C-LBT and
                                           was broken up in 1962.