Great photos. More please!
I did a bit of research a couple of years ago about Barkley-Grow T8P-1's operated by Canadian Pacific Airlines.
CF-BTX was built in 1940 (c/n 11). It was acquired from Mackenzie Air Services and registered with C.P. on the 2nd of December, 1943. It was given the Fleet Number 215. CF-BTX was damaged beyond repair at Lake Porcupine, Alberta on the 19th of October, 1945 as a result of an engine failure after take-off.
CF-BQM was built in 1941(Construction Number/Eight) It had served with Mackenzie Air Services prior to being purchased and registered to C. P. in 1942. Its fleet number was 211. The aircraft was sold to Associated Airways of Edmonton, Alberta on the 20th of March, 1950. It was later acquired by the Aero Space Museum in Calgary as a donation by Roy Staniland in 1979. It has since been restored. I remember seeing this aircraft still on floats parked beside Echo Bay's (?) hangar in Calgary back in 1982. The company had a sked with a 737 up to the Arctic in support of off shore oil rig operations.
CF-BVE was built in 1937 (c/n 1). This aircraft flew with Prairie Airways before being registered with C. P. on the 2nd of November,1942. It was sold to Mr. F. Ambrose of Long Island, New York in February, 1945. It is currently part of the collection at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskwin.
CF-BMG was built in 1939 (c/n 4). This was one of three of the type operated by Yukon Southern Air Transport. On the 5th of May, 1943, it was acquired by C.P. and given the Fleet Number 211. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair at Port Alberni, British Columbia on the 1st of February, 1957 after it overturned at its moorings.
CF-BMW was built in 1939 (c/n 6). The aircraft was initially operated by Yukon Southern Air Transport until brought on C.P.'s fleet 8th of January, 1943. The Fleet Number was 213. The aircraft was purchased by Mr. H. R. Peets of Edmonton on the 29th of November, 1949. It was badly damaged after it hit a sandbar after take-off
CF-BLV Known as the Yukon Queen, this aircraft was built in 1938 (c/n 3). Prior to joining C.P. on the 23rd of December, 1943 it was also operated by Yukon-Southern Air Transport. Its Fleet Number was 212. CF-BLV was purchased by Mr. H. R. Peets of Edmonton on the 29th of November, 1949. It was subsequently scrapped at Peace River, Alberta circa 1960. The aircraft now currently forms part of the collection of the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton.