XA-LOC      Douglas DC-7C                  (c/n


                                     Here's a less than illustrious shot taken (into the sun, unfortunmately) at LAX in 1959.  XA-LOC
                                     was one of four DC-7Cs delivered to CMA in 1957.  They were used in head-to-head competition
                                     with Aeronaves de Mexico (whio had Constellations at the time).  However, when that latter airline
                                     put Bristol Britannias into service, the DC-7Cs were obsoleted overnight and CMA got rid of them
                                     with a year or so.   It wasn't until they took delivery of their Comets that Mexicana could again give
                                     true competetion to Aeronaves on the international flights.