Served the USAAF as 42-100495 from October 1943 until June 1946. Bought by CPAL serving them until sale to Quebecair in July 1958. Written off at Komakuk NWT with Kenn Borek Air on 18 September 1978. Seen on a photo sortie over Vancouver. Obtained from CPAL 50 years ago.
"Empress of Vancouver" was delivered to CPAL in early 1949 and operated on their trans-pacific routes to Japan and Australia. It crashed whilst landing in bad weather at Tokyo on 9 February 1950. Obtained from the airline over 50 years ago.
Built as C-60-LO 42-108787 for USAAF but transferred to Canadian Pacific in July 1943, serving the airline until sold on 4 October 1944. Aircraft written off in PQ 20 August 1960. From CPAL 60 years ago.
This Super Electra was delivered to TCA on 12 August 1939 as CF-TCR. Bought by CPAL as CF-CPC on 1 July 1942 and sold on 17 November that year. Posed outside Dorval's then new bilingual terminal. Obtained from CPAL 60 years ago.
Wearing her later CPAL name of "Empress of Rome" and the final Britannia colour scheme, CF-CZW taxies out at Ringway bound for Toronto with a load of charter passengers. She served the airline from August 1958 and was sold in January 1966 to Caledonian Airways as G-ASTF. Finally retired in November 1969.
Canadian Pacific was in the middle of changing its identity to CP Air when this photo was taken of CF-CPS in its original livery. Luckily, taxiway works meant a circuitous trip from the terminal to the Qantas Jet Base, bringing Empress of Madrid within range of a 55mm lens.
Canadian Pacific flew to Sydney only once a fortnight (two weeks) at the time the photo was taken. DC-8s had not long replaced Britannias on the route, the switch coming with the opening of the new Mangere Airport at Auckland, New Zealand in November 1965.