Miscellaneous Photos from Seaboard History
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Flight and cabin crewmembers in ditching training, during the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Capt. Ike Battern, with the life vest, and "Salty" Halls are in the back right.
Capt. Niles Grover is in the front right.
Photo courtesy of Capt. Jim Mathis
Winner of 1956 Irish Soap-Box Derby being unloaded at Idlewild after a flight from Shannon, Ireland.
It was enroute to the 1956 All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.
Its driver was 14-year-old Alan Murray who beat over 80 contestants in the Irish Soap Box Derby that year.
Throughout its history, Seaboard evaluated new aircraft for possible addition to the fleet.
In the 1950s, they evaluated the Bristol Britannia, an early turboprop.
They did not buy the Britannia but they did buy the Canadair CL-44 which was a development of the Britannia.
Here, Carl Brell, Seaboard's Vice-President Operations, is seen flying a Britannia at the Bristol Aeroplane Company plant in the U.K.
Upgrading to the Connie, 1954
Cargo Facility at JFK
Architect's drawing of Building 260 at JFK. The building was finished in 1966.
Photos courtesy of Asgar Stegbauer, Station Manager - Stuttgart
Hangar 3, the final location where Seaboard maintenance was done. The two-story brick buildings
on either side were used for parts, maintenance and overhaul shops, and training, including
ground‑school for flight crewmembers, in the building on the right between Hanger 3 and Hangar 4.
Seaboard began doing its own maintenance on its DC-4s in Hangar 1 on December 1, 1955.
On October 1, 1956, they leased half of Hangar 9 and started doing their own Connie maintenance.