Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Channel Air Bridge

Continental Holiday.  The American Travel Guide to Europe.  New York, 1961.
Laurie Lee and David Lambert.  The Wonderful World of Transportation.  Garden City Books, 1960.
Started by Freddie Laker in 1954 using Bristol Freighter aircraft.  They were carrying 15,000 cars annually by 1958.  It would have been cool to travel with your car this way!
The Children's Book of Achievement.  London & Glasgow:  Collins Clear-Type Press, 1958.

Bristol Freighters were also used by Trans-Canada Airlines:

Canada 1955.  The Official Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress.  ttawa:  Dominion Bureau of Statistics, 1955.
Mister G has discovered that, in Canada, old Bristol Freighter's make great boathouses!  ;-)


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