XA-LOS Curtiss C-46
was a predominately freight carrier based in Ensenada, where this
was taken on a dreary day in
February 1964. (The airline did also have a passenger route to
Tortugas). Its basic operation, however, was the transportation
of fresh fish from La Paz
in Baja California to Ensenda and
Tijuana. From there it would be shipped over the border into
San Diego and L.A.
Interestingly, another Baja California based airline was Lineas Aereas
del Pacifico. The only
image I have of one of their DC-3s
appears below. Since it cannot be identified I will not assign
it a separate entry. Both aircraft had
the 'cat carrying a package' logo, indicating one was a
subsidiary of the other. In 2014 I received an interesting
message from George Murillo who
indicates that this logo was created and drawn by his father, Jorge
Arturo Murillo who was a
pilot with both carriers at the
time. George sent me the shot at the foot of the page
patch with this logo in full color.
XA-LOS, by the
way was "lost" in a landing phase crash at Guadalajara on 22 Feb 1966.