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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California

Dates: Between July 29, 1946 and July 31, 1946

Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

This black and white photograph shows the first plane of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft in Los Angeles, California, prior to its inaugural flight for Chicago, Illinois. The war surplus Douglas C-47 was equipped with a new type refrigeration unit developed by Douglas Aircraft engineers. The "Flying Refrigerator" was capable of carrying a 5500 pound payload of refrigerated perishables or a 6500 pound non-refrigerated load.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's skyway aircraft, Los Angeles, California