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CAM #34 Los Angeles-New York

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CAM #34 started as a passenger route on July 8, 1929. Click on this link to see the TAT page and learn about this Train-Plane route.

 

Los Angeles-Amarillo Airway

Los Angeles-Kingman Section (1)
Kingman-Winslow Section (2)
Winslow-Albuquerque Section (3)
Albuquerque-Amarillo Section   (4)

Los Angeles-Albuquerque Airway

Gallup-Albuequerque Section

Albuquerque-Witchita Airway

Waynoka-Wichita Section
Albuquerque-Clovis Section

Amarillo-St. Louis Airway

Amarillo-Kansas City Airway

Amarillo-Anthony Section
Anthony-Kansas City Section

Kansas City-St. Louis Airway

St. Louis-Indianapolis Airway

Indianapolis-Dayton Airway

Dayton-Springfield on CAM 16, Louisville-Cleveland Airway, Louisville-Springfield Section

Springfiled-Coumbus on CAM 16, Louisville-Cleveland Airway, Springfield-Cleveland Section

Columbus-Philadelphia Airway

Columbus-Ebensburg Section
Ebensburg-Philadelphia Section

 

 

 
U.S. Navigation Chart No.
U.S. Navigation Chart No.

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Plane Tales-Finding History

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 1., No. 10, November 15, 1929,  page 9

St. Louis-Columbus Airway: Junior Airways Extension Superintendent Chris Lample is surveying the St. Louis-Indianpolis section for intermediate fields and beacon lights.
Columbus-Philadelphia Airway:Survey for intermediate fields and lights on this airway will begin in the near future. Airways Extension Superintendents Thoma B. Bourne and Grant N. Berryman have been assigned the survey of this airway.
Albuquerque-Wichita airway:  All beacons except two on the Waynoka-Witchita Section of this airway are in operation.
       Aluquerque-Clovis Section: All lights are in operation, and the balance of construction work is being rapidly completed.
Los Angeles-Albuqurque airway:  All lights are in operation on the Gallup-Albuquerque Section of this airway and the remaining items of construction work are being rapidly completed.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 1., No. 13, January 2, 1930,  page 14

St. Louis-Indianapolis Airway: Junior Airways Extension Superintendent C.M. Lample is surveying this airway, and has selected about 20 percent of the sites.
Columbus-Philadelphia Airway:
      Columbus-Pittsburg Section: Airways Extension Superintendents Grant N. Berryman is making the preliminary survey.
      Pittsburg- Philadelphia Section: Airways Extension Superintendents Thoma B. Bourne is making the preliminary survey.
Albuquerque-Wichita airway: 
      Albuquerque-Clovis Section: Final inspection has been made.
Los Angeles-Albuqurque airway: It has been necessary to terminate the contract with Sutton-Frazier for construction work on the Gallup-Albuquerque section of this airway; work remaining to be done will be completed by Government forces.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 1., No. 23, June 2, 1930,  page 18

Airway Progress:  St. Louis-Indianapolis airway proposal No.22280 opened May23; Columbus-Philadelphia proposal No.22225 opened June 6; Pittsburg-Philadelphia proposal No. 22270 issued to be opened June 6

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 1., No. 24, June 15, 1930,  page 12

Columbus-Pittsburg Section: Bids will be opened June 6 covering installation of 23 aids, 4 of which will be installed at intermediate fields
Pittsburg-Philadelphia Section: Bids were to be opened June 6 covering installation of 31aids, 3 of which will be installed at intermediate fields

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 2., No. 5, September 2, 1930,  page 127

St. Louis-Indianapolis airway:  Senior Engineering Field Aid Paul Morris and Surveyman Grayson T. Buckner are supervising conditioning of intermediate fields on the airway.

Indianapolis-Dayton airway:  Senior Engineering Field Aid Paul Morris and Surveyman Grayson T. Buckner are supervising conditioning of intermediate fields on the airway.

Columbus-Philadelphia airway: Junior Civil Engeneers A.H. Hadfield and G.S. Burrell are supervising the conditioning of intermediate fields on this airway.

Columbus-Pittsburgh section:  Fifteen towershave been erected on this section of the airway and the beacons installed on the towers.  The pouring of concrete arrows was begun on August 12.
Pittsburgh-Pilladelphia section: Twenty-two towers have been erected on this section of the airway and the work is about 20 per cent completed.

St. Louis-Columbus airway:

St. Louis-Indianapolis section:  Seventeen towers have been erected and the beacons installed on this section of the airway, contract being about 20 per cent completed.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 2., No. 6, September 15, 1930,  page 156

Columbus Philadelphia Airway

Columbus-Pittsburgh section:  Seventeen towers have been erected on this secotion of the airway and five concrete arrows have been installed.  Work is progressing in a satisfactory manner.
Pittsburgh-Pilladelphia section:  Twenty-seven towers have been erected on this section of the airway, and the contract is approximately 22 per cent completed.

St. Louis-Columbus airway:

St. Louis-Indianapolis section: Major items have been completed at five sites on this section of the airway.  Boundary lighting cable has been installed at two fields, and the contract is approximately 30 per cent completed.

United States Congressional serial set. 9509. page 688; Contract for Air Mail Service, Route No. C.A.M. 34; Contract made 30th day of September 1930 to Western Air Express (Inc.) and Transcontinental Air Transport (Inc.); Route: New York, New York, via Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, Indiania, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, Amarillo, Texas, (or from St. Louis via Tulsa to amarillo, either or both routes) and Albuquerque, New Mexico to Los Angeles, California and return.

Inaguration of airmail service on C.A.M. 34 October 25, 1930

 Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph, 25 Oct 1930, SatPage 1

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1, July 1, 1931 page 4

On the Los Angeles-Amarillo airway, the executive board has approved programs for establishment of intermediate landing fields on the Daggett-Kingman section and for establishment of fields and beacon lights on the Kingman-Winslow, Winslow-Albuquerque, and Albuquerque-Amarillo sections.  Some of the fields and lights already have been installed.  The routing of the airway from Daggett to Amarillo is as follows:

Daggett, Calif. (Indermediate field).
Bagdad, Calif. (Indermediate field).
Goffe, Calif. (Indermediate field).
Kingman, Ariz.
Seligman, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
Ash Fork, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
Maine, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
Winona, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
Winslow Ariz.
Holbrook, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
Seep Lake, Ariz. (Indermediate field).
El Morro, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Acomita, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Otto, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Dilla, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Cuervo, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Tucumcari, N. Mex. (Indermediate field).
Adrian, Tex. (Indermediate field).
Amarillo, Tex

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 9, November 2, 1931 page 239

Los Angeles-Daggett, Calif. (LA-A Sites Nos. 2 to 10 B,,, inc.)  Due to the intersection of the Los Angeles-Salt Lake and the Los Angeles-Amarillo airways, sites Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5A, 53 Mile Blinker, 5B, 5C, 5D, 6, 7, 9, 10A and 10B, formerly carried on the Los Angeles-Salt Lake Airway, have been redesignated as on the Los Angeles-Amarillo Airway.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 12, December 15, 1931 page 309

Los Angeles, Calif.  (LA-SL and LA-A airways):  Beacon light and intermediated field sites on the Los Angeles-Salt Lake City airway lying between Los Angeles and Daggett, Calif., are now designated aids on the Los Angeles-Amarillo airway, which, with certain changes made on the Los Angeles-Las Vegas section of the old Los Angele-Salt Lake City airway have resulted in the renumbering of the following sites:

Old Site Number New Site Number
Los Angeles-Salt Lake City, old course (Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section): Los Angeles-Amarillo, new course (Los Angeles-Daggett Section):
1 2
3

3

4 4
5A 5A
49 Mile Blinker 53 Mile Blinker
5B 5B
6A 5C
6B 5D
6 6
  Los Angeles-Salt Lake City, new course (Daggett-Las Vegas Sections)
145 Mile Blinker 128 Mile Blinker
15 13
16 14
176 Mile Blinker 158 Mile Blinker
17 16
19 17
200 Mile Blinker 182 Mile Blinker
20 18
21 19
22 20
23 21
242 Mile Blinker 223 Mile Blinker
25 22

Sites Nos. 8, 9, 10, and 12, on the old Los Angeles-Salt Lake City airway route which are soon to be discontinued are omitted from the foregoing list.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 1, July 1, 1932,  page 25

Amarillo-St. Louis airway:  Conditioning of intermediate landing fiels on the Amarillo-Tulsa section is approximately 25 per cent completed.

Amarillo-Tulsa section:  11 beacons are in operation, 15 towers have been erected, and the contract is about 60 per cent completed.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway:

Kingman-Winslow section:  11 beacons are in operation, 15 towers have been erected, and the contract is about 60 per cent completed.
Winslow-Albuquerque section: Bids for completing installation of concrete, painting structures, and installing metal route markers were opened June 17.
Albequerque-Amarillo section:  Work of painting towers, installing metal route markers and 3-kilovolt-ampere generators is in progress.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 5, September 1, 1932,  page 128

Columbus-Philadelphia airway:  The 24-inch rotating airway beacon lights maintained by the Department of Commerce at the following sites on the Columbus-Philadelphia airway have been replaced by 36-inch double ended rotating lights showing six flashes per minute

site No. 23A, Cresson, PA
site No. 28A, East Waterford, PA
site No. 30, Sterrett's Gap, near Shermandale, PA

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 5, September 1, 1932,  page 133

Amarillo-St. Louis airway:

Amarillo-Tulsa section:  The contractor is hauling and distributing material to the various sites.  Active work of construction commenced the latter part of August.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway:

Kingman-Winslow section: All beacons, 19 in number have been installed and are in commision.  Boundary and other lights also have been established at fields.  Completion of various minor matters, such as painting, installation of route markers and concrete work, is still in progress, with the contract about 85 per cent complete.
Winslow-Albuquerque section: The contractor is hauling material to sites and preparing to install route markers, concrete slabs, etc.  The installation of beacons, including those at intermediate fields and boundary lights has been completed and all are in operation.
Albequerque-Amarillo section: The contractor is distributing material to the various sites preparatory to installing route markers, etc.  All beacons including boundary lighting facilities have been installed and are in operation.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 6, September 15, 1932,  page 162

Amarillo-St. Louis airway:

Amarillo-Tulsa section:  Six towers erected and contract about 5 per cent complete.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway:

Kingman-Winslow section: Contract approaching completion.  All beacons, 19 in number, and boundary lights at fields are in commission.
Winslow-Albuquerque section: Installing of route markers, painting structures and other small items are in progress.  The installation of beacons, including those at intermediate fields and boundary lights, bas been completed and the beacons are in operation.
Albequerque-Amarillo section: Painting of structures is in progress. All beacons and boundary lightin systems have been installed and are in operation

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 7, October 1, 1932,  page 184

Dagget, Calif. (LA-A Sit No. 10A):  A 24-inch clear 1,000,000 candlepower rotating airway beacon light showing six flashes per minute is operated by the Department of Commerce 6 miles south of Daggett.  Red course lights flash dash, dash (_ _).
Stoddard Wells, Calif. (LA-A Sit No. 9):  The Department of Commerce is operating a double-ended 30-inch clear 1,250,000 candlepower rotating airway beacon light, showing 12 flashes per minute, alternate red and white, about 14 1/2 miles south of Barstow.  A directional arrow has been established at the base of the tower.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 7, October 1, 1932,  page 189

Amarillo-St. Louis airway:

Amarillo-Tulsa section:  Thirteen towers, including beacons, have been erected on this section of the airway, and it is estimated that 35 per cent of the contract work has been completed.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway:

Kingman-Winslow section: Contract approaching completion.  All  lights are in operation on this section of the airway and approximately 95 per cent of the work has been completed.  It is expected that final inspection of the work will be made in the near future.
Winslow-Albuquerque section: Satisfactory progress is being made on the small contract for the installation of route markers and painting of towers and other structures on this section of the airway is progressing satisfactorily.
Albequerque-Amarillo section: The painting of structures on this section of the airway is progressing satisfactorily.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No.14,  January 16, 1933 page  354

Kansas City-St. Louis airway:  Airmen are warned that all Department of Commerce intermediate landing fields on this airway are reported to be soft.  At dangerously soft fields the boundary lights have been changed to red and the freen approach lights to white.  Red flags are flown fro the tower platforms.  The fields along this airway are located at the following points:

Site No. 4.) 3 miles northwest of Higginsville, MO
Site No. 9.) 1 mile north of Booneville, MO
Site No. 16.) 1 mile sotheast of New Florance, MO

The fields at Higginsville and New Florence are described on pages 89 and 90, respectively, of Airway Bulletin No. 2.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway- Pomona, Calif. (old site No. 2):  The Department of Commerce 24-inch rotating airway beacon light 4 miles west of Pomona has been discontinued.

San Dimas, Calif. (new site No. 2):  The Department of Commerce 36 inch clear rotating airway beacon light 1 1/4 miles southeast of San Dimas shows 6 flashes per minute.  Red course lights flash dot, dot, dash (.._).

The Department of Commerce 24-inch, clear rotating airway beacon lights at the following sites on the Daggett-Kingman section of this airway have been replaced by 36-inch, 1,250,000 candlepower rotating beacon lights, showing six flashes per minute:

Site No. 13.) 8 miles west of Ludlow, CA Dot, dot, dot, dash (..._).
Site No. 18.) 3 3/4 miles northeast of Cadiz, CA, and 4 3/4 miles due west of Siam, CA, Dash, dot, dot, dot (_...).
Site No. 25.) 3/4 miles east of Gold Roads Mine, AR and 14 1/2 miles east of Camp Mohave on Colorado River. Dot, dash, dot (._.)

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No.14,  January 16, 1933 page  355

Los Angeles-Salt Lake airway- Tooele, Utah (site No. 59 B):  The Department of Commerce intermediate landing field, 1 1/2 miles west of Tooele, is to be discontinued on or about January 15.  The 24-inch rotating airway beacon light will remain in operation.  The color of the course lights will be changed to red.  This field is described on page 165 of Airway Bulletin No. 2.

St. Louis-Evansville airway- Collinsville Ill. (site No. 2):  The Department of Commerce 24-inch rotating airway beacon light, showing six flashes per minute, has been moved from the old location on a water tower in the center of the city to a position 1 mile south-southeast of Collinsville.  Red course lights flash dot, dot, dash (.._).
St. Louis-Evansville and St. Louis-Indianapolis airways- Granite City, Ill. (site No. 1): 
The Department of Commerce 24-inch rotating airway beacon light 2 miles northeast of Granite City, has been removed.  A clear 36-inch rotating beacon light, showing six flashes per minute, and with red course lights flashing dot, dash, dash (. _ _ ) is in operation at a new site 10 miles north of the center of St. Louis, on the west bluffs of the Mississippi River, just west of the Chain of Rocks vehichular bridge.  This beacon light, the first east of Lambert-St. Louis Airport to guide airmen along the north limits of the city of St. Louis is designated as Site No. 1 on both the St. Louis Evansville and the St. Louis-Indianapolis airways.
St. Louis-Indianapolis airways- Effingham, Ill. (site No. 10): Airmen are warned that the Department fo Commerce intermediate landing field 2 1/2 miles north of Effingham is dangerously soft. The boundary lights have been changed to red and a red flag is displayed from the tower platform. This field is described on page 49 of Airway Bulletin No. 2.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 15, February 1, 1933,  page  375

Kansas City-St. Louis airway:  Columbia to New Florence, Mo. (sites Nos. 12 to 15, incl.):  The straightening of this airway between Columbia and New Florence, shich will be completed in the near future, has occasioned the following changes:

The Department of Commerce 24-inch rotating airway beacon light and red course lights formerly in operation as site No. 15, 1 1/2 miles southeast of New Florence, have been removed to a  location 2 miles south-southeast of New Florence, have been removed to a location 2 miles east of Williamsburg.
At old site No. 14 the 24-inch rotating beacon and red course lights in operation 4 1/2 miles southwest of Williamsburg are being removed to a new location 2 miles south-southwest of McCredie.
When new site No. 13, an intermediate landing field under development 2 miles south of Stevens, is placed in operation, old site No. 13, the intermediate landing field at Fulton.
Site No. 12 , a 24-inch rotating beacon and red course lights 4 1/2 miles southwest of Williamsburg, will be discontinued.

Los Angeles-Amarillo airway:

Daggett, Calif. (site No. 10B):  Airmen are warned that four 125-foot steel towers are being erected adjacent to the Department of Commerce intermediate landing field 6 miles east of Daggett.  Red lanterns mark these towers at night.  This field is described on page 14 of Airway Bulletin No. 2.

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 13, January 3, 1933,  page 320

Columbus Philadelphia Airway airway:  Department of Commerce clear 24-inch rotating airway beacon lights, showing 6 flashes per minute, and red course lights, are operating at the following points on the Pittsburgh-Creson section of the Columbus-Philadelphia airway.

Site No. 17, 3/4 mile southwest of Pleasant Valley, PA
Site No. 18, 1/4 mile east of Five Points, PA
Site No. 19, 3 1/2 miles west of Blairsville, PA
Site No. 20A, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Palmerton, PA
Site No. 21, 2/34 miles south of Vintondale, PA
Site No. 22, 3 1/2 miles southwest ob Ebensburg, PA

Pittsburgh-Ebensburg airway:  Beacons and course lights at the following points on the old airway route between Pittsburgh, Indiana, and Ebensburg, have been discontinued.

Site No. 16, 2 miles east of Pitcairn, PA
Site No. 17, 3 1/2 miles northeast of Delmont, PA
Site No 19, 2 miles sothwest of Kent, PA
202-mile blinker, 2 1/2 miles east of Indiana, PA, (adjacent to Hamilton Field)
Site No. 20, 4 1/2 miles southeast of Indiana, PA
Site No. 21, 1 mile southwest of Strongtown, PA
Site No. 22, 4 miles northwest of Ebensburg, PA

Air Commerce Bulletin Vol 4., No. 13, January 3, 1933,  page 326

Amarillo-St. Louis Airway

Amarillo-Tulsa section:  Major items have been completed at all sites, 27 in number, and 12 sites in operation.  The contract is about 95 per cent complete.

Amarillo-Kansas City Airway 



 
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