CF-TGE with M. Ferrand at St.-Marc des
CarrieresDecember 1968 - June 1985 December
1968 was an especially cold month in Montreal, with a lot of snow -
even for that city. It was that month when a man named M. Ferrand
acquired ownership of CF-TGE (CF-RNR.) It is very much unknown
from whom he acquired the title from. In any event, his idea was
to move the airplane to the small town of St-Marc
des Carrieres, NE of Montreal on the North shore of the St. Lawrence
River. Removing the hulk was, I'm sure, welcomed by all those
associated with the old airplane, and, I'm sure, the airport
authorities. I was living in Montreal at the time and working at
Dorval Airport, only a stone's throw from where the aircraft had become
derelict since the failure of World Wide. I remember watching
Nordair mechanics scrounge parts off the airplane (to support their
four Super Connies), when it was situated at the north end of the
hangar line, but I don't recall the disassembly and removal of the
aircraft. It must have been quite an operation to take it apart
and move it during that particular winter.
This is a picture of sistership CF-TGC, even more picked clean and derelict, outside the World Wide hangar on an unknown date.
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