Friday, November 30, 2007

Postcards NCA DC-3's






Hello again! First off, I'm not sure what happened to the header and 'Herman.' I came on today and they were combined somehow and I couldn't change it back. Hence the 'new' look/header...

Here are the DC-3 postcards I promised. North Central actually had many of these compared to the Wisconsin Central days. Enjoy! Up next, North Central Convair 340/440's...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Postcards WCA




Hello again! Wisconsin Central had a few postcards made of their aircraft, the L10A and the DC-3. Fewer and fewer of these cards are in existence today so I'm pleased to share them with you. :) Next up, North Central DC-3's...

Monday, November 26, 2007

A Convair 580 Video!!!

A wonderful, Republic Convair 580 video has been added to YouTube today and I HAD to share with you. Check out his other videos as well while you're there! :) Just double click on the video to get it going...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Diecast Models





For a few years now, I've been delving into the diecast model market and let me tell you, it's HUGE. I'd no idea just how many there are, let alone how many collectors are out there of these finely made treasures. Companies such as GeminiJets, AeroClassics, SMA, and Herpa (among many others) have been in the business of creating the molds, obtaining the rights and distributing their products to the collectors of the World. Believe you me, these are NOT child's toys by any means! Scales range from the smallest of 1/500 scale to 1/200 scale and prices can range anywhere from around $20 to $150!

In recent months, AeroClassics, one of my favorite creators, has FINALLY come out with their North Central Airlines DC-9 line, including the rarely seen test liveries prior to Republic's debut in 1979. I've added some photos of those aircraft for you...

Should be interested in finding these models yourself, please contact me and I'll put you in touch with my sources. Thank you!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Various advertisements over the years PART 2






Here are some more!

Wow, lots of Convair huh? :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Various advertisements over the years PART 1





Be they posters, placards, magazine ads, brochures or even the occasional newspaper photo, North Central was always 'in the know.' :) Part 2 coming soon!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Clear & Sixty, Part Deux



The latest edition of Clear & Sixty arrived today and I was thrilled and happy to see the blog was mentioned! Thank you Barb Ike! I've added the scans for all of you to see. If you're a retiree of 'Herman' or any of the airlines that encompass modern day Northwest, or you're a spouse, family member or just a North Central crazy like I am, PLEASE consider a subscription to this wonderful, seasonal newsletter. Barbara Ike is the Co-Editor for Clear & Sixty and I know she'd love to hear from you all. Her email address was given in the prior Clear & Sixty post I made a few months back but if you're not able to find it, please contact me and I'll let you know! Take care...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Times to come....again?




These are just sad...BUF on a winter day 2006/007. I'll find more 'cheery' photos for you all soon...:)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Going back in time...





Hello all, Please excuse my absence from the blog as of late. A fellow friend/collector/airline buff has been ill, along with the fact I'm working A LOT these days. 'Holiday rush' perhaps? Alas, I'm adding some pictures from the past for your enjoyment. Wisconsin Central! Thank you!