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This black and white photograph shows the first Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft at the municipal airport in Los Angeles, California. The reconverted DC-4 was capable of carrying 20,000 pound of payload. The cargo space was lined with V white board, a fiberglass composition designed to protect fragile cargo. High efficiency refrigeration units were engineered, designed and fabricated by the Douglas Company for installation.
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1946 and 1947
Item Number: 224065
Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #4.28-631
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224065
Business and Industry - Aviation - Airlines
Business and Industry - Railroad - Companies - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Collections - Photograph - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Date - 1940s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Other States - California - Los Angeles
Transportation - Air Travel
Transportation - Railroads - Companies - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Type of Material - Photographs