PSA bought two ex-Capital DC-4's in 1954, as the airline grew in popularity. The DC-4 offered more comfort than the DC-3, and held twice as many passengers. All four were retired from scheduled service in 1959, but some held on to perform charters until 1961. Jim Patterson recalls his first flight being in one of these airplanes, chartering a plane full of Native Americans in Winslow, Arizona.
The fleet statistics listed below are from PSA archives. They do not correspond with what I have seen in production list books. In this case, I have elected to use PSA data over the production list data.
|68||N30068||DC-4||10288||DC19||US Army Air Force 03/08/1944 - 03/31/1947|
United 'Cargoliner Cape Cod' 04/01/1947 - 07/27/1956
Giles Co. LT PSA 07/27/1956 - 11/01/1960
Starways G-ARJY 3/61-9/19/61
DBR - overran runway
|267||N93267||C-54A||7476||DO84||US Navy 03/25/1944 - 05/29/1947|
Colonial Airways 'Skycruiser America' 5/47-6/1/56
PSA, 6/56-4/62 06/01/1956 - 04/01/1962
Mercer Enterprises, 4/62-12/69
Can. Arctic Co-op C-FQIX 12/69
Air Commonwealth /70, WFU Winnipeg
DBF Thompson, Manitoba, Canada 6/1/79
|557||N86557||C-54||3119||DC9||US Army Air Force 09/30/1942 - 01/01/1946|
Capital /46-11/55 'Capitaliner Harrisburg'
PSA 11/01/1955 - 02/01/1960
Stewart Air Services 2/12/60-/65
Blatz Airlines /65, WFU /70
BU Chico, CA 2/76
|747||N88747||DC-4||3116||DO6||US Army Air Force 09/29/1942 - 07/01/1946|
Capital 7/46-11/55 'Capitaliner Newark'
PSA 11/01/1955 - 11/01/1960
Starways G-ARIY 2/15/61
WFU Liverpool 7/64, BU 1965