Stinson A (tri-motor) (Marquette)

8 seats • 160 mph

Stinson A (tri-motor) (Marquette)

Marquette’s Stinson A wore the original American Airlines blue and orange color scheme with the addition of the Marquette winged logo on the aft fuselage.

Stinson A Trimotor

In January 1938, Midwest Airlines was formed in St. Louis. The name was changed almost immediately to Marquette Air Lines (named after a French missionary-explorer of Upper Michigan) and it promptly leased four Stinson Model A tri-motors from American Airlines. It began service on 20 April of that year under Mail Contract AM 58 on a route St Louis- Cincinnati-Dayton-Toledo-Detroit.

Important Route Extension

Подпись: Engines Lycoming R-680 (260 hp) x 3 MGT0W 10,2001b. Range 500 miles Length 37 feet Span 60 feet Stinson A (tri-motor) (Marquette)Within a few months, the directors approved the purchase of the stock by T. W.A. which leased the route from 14 August 1940. The Civil Aeronautics Board delayed giving the takeover its blessing for two years, but the purchase was completed on 5 December 1941. The 564-mile route, which gave T. W.A. an important link from Detroit to its transcontinental trunk line, cost $350,000.

MARQUETTE’S STINSON A FLEET

 

Detroit

 

Stinson A (tri-motor) (Marquette)

Marquette bought its small fleet of Stinsons from American Airlines, and kept the same paint scheme.

 

Regn

MSN

Delivery Date

Remarks and Disposal

NCI 5153

9113

(

Purchased from American

N0514

9114

Airlines. Sold to Winston

N05157

9117

(see text above) (

W. Kratz, 31 Aug 40, and eventually exported to Tata

N05162

9127

l

Airlines, India, 20 Aug 41

 

Chicago

 

nd

 

anscontiJentaI fZoute2

 

Indianapolis

 

_ Columbus

 

Cincinnati

 

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