RON DUPAS PHOTO
No. 5824. Lockheed 12-A Electra Junior (N18137 c/n 1229)
Photographed at Reno Air Races, Nevada, USA, September 17, 2006
12/22/2006. Remarks by Jack
McKillop: "This aircraft was originally ordered by Varney
Air Transport of El Paso, Texas, USA, and registered NC18137
however, Varney cancelled the order and it was purchased by
Continental Airlines of Denver, Colorado, USA, and delivered on
August 7, 1937. This 12-A was used on the Denver-El Paso routes. It
was sold to Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) of Kansas
City, Missouri, USA, on September 12, 1940, assigned fleet number
240 and used for high altitude and weather research.
Created October 31, 2006.