Monday, December 31, 2007

Annual Reports Part Seven

Hey all! I'll post another year of the Reports, 1962 today, and then we'll move onto 'Northliner' Newsletters for the New Year. :) THANK YOU to everyone who's viewed the blog, created comments/messages and given me ideas. See you again soon...

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Annual Reports Part Six

Hello again! I've been scanning AR's now for a while so it's time to continue adding some to the blog. Hopefully you like these (?). DO let me know if I should continue to post these or move onto something else. 1961 today...thank you!
I'm also looking at scanning the 'Northliner' Employee Newsletters for you all as well. 2008 will be FULL of posts. :)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Republic Airline's DC-9-80's Arrival

Hello all! I thought I'd take a little break from the Annual Report postings and add this great little video from DC9Rules at YouTube. It shows the arrival of the first DC-9-80 (as they called it 'back then') at the General Offices in MSP. Just double click the video to get it started. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Annual Reports Part Five

Here's some pages from the 1960 Report...should I continue to post these or move onto something else??? VIEWER FEEDBACK time!! Just click 'comments' and let me know...:)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Annual Reports Part Four

Here are a few selected pages from the 1959 Annual Report. The artwork here is wonderfully done...enjoy! :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Annual Reports Part Three

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday! New Year's in a week too...:) Here's Part Three in the 'series' of Annual Reports. I find these quite fascinating actually. The amount of artwork, photos, general 'good will' and news found in them is a far cry from today's reports from other airlines! The years of 1958 and 1959 were particularly good for North Central and I'm happy to share some of the scans from those reports today...take care! P.S. I only had room for the 1958 AR photos today...1959 next time. :)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Annual Reports Part Two

Happy Holidays everyone! To continue the 'series' of Annual Reports posts, here are a few excerpts from the 1955 and 1957 North Central Reports. Enjoy! Soon to come, more in this 'series' of Annual Reports and more video postings from our friend, DC9rules, over at YouTube. :)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Annual Reports Part One

Hello all! Today being a Winter Storm, and subsequently being 'trapped' indoors, I've taken to scanning some of the Annual Reports I have in the collection. There were always great advertisements, photos and updates in these Reports which I never realized until I looked through them! Today I'm sharing some pages with you from the 1949, 1950 and 1954 Wisconsin Central and North Central Reports. More to come! Take care and Happy Holidays everyone...:)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know that Scott over at has recently updated his 'Stories' section so please take a look when you've a moment. The website is an EXCELLENT source of North Central Airlines' history, photos, stories and memories. I'm also pleased/excited to see he's added this blog to his links section as well! Thank you Scott! Stayed tuned for more updates this week...:)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

NCA DC-3 footage

We're going back to 1954 with this wonderful film clip taken at MDW in 1954...GREAT North Central DC-3 action along with Connies, DC-4's, DC-6's, DC-7's and a few Convairs! No sound on this clip but enjoy the wonderful sights! Thanks go out to BC12D who posted this on Youtube. (Just click the video twice to get it started).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Airways Gifts Website

Hello all! Sorry for the delay in adding something new. I've noticed that Keith Oberg over at the Airways Gifts website has totally redesigned! NICE job. He's still adding more here and there but it looks good. He's currently listing some sales as well! Please check it out sometime...I order all of my models through Keith! In fact, very soon, we should have pictures of the Republic Airlines Executive Convair 580 I had Keith create for me. Until then, here are a couple of the color prints available from his website, painted by Don Lee. I have these and they're a great addition to any ones collection! Take care...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

'The Convairs are Back!'

I found this great article on the General Mitchell Gallery site (MKE) the other day and wanted to share with you all. The original post was in PDF form so I apologize for the 'darkness' of the print and copy. Enjoy though! :) Here's the original post link if you're interested.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Postcards NCA DC-9's PART TWO

As promised, here are more North Central DC-9 postcards. Three of these cards are of the experimental design/livery changes prior to the merger of 1979 with Southern. Enjoy!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Postcards NCA DC-9's PART ONE

North Central was quite proud of it's DC-9 fleet, and accordingly, had numerous photos taken of them along with postcards. This collection is big enough that it needs two parts! Part One is posted for you all today...:)Anyone want to guess where the first and last postcard photos shown were taken? (Wow, trivia!)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Postcards NCA Convair 580

Next in our list is the Convair favorite. :) Soon, North Central DC-9's!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Postcards NCA CV-340/440

Happy December! It's certainly coming in with a 'roar' today as we're having a Winter Storm. Ah, life, in Minnesota...

OK, so here we go with some postcards from North Central's Convair 340/440's. I've noticed that these are quite collectible and 'in demand' by collectors, be they airline or just postcard collectors. Happy to share them with you! :) Next up, North Central Convair 580's!