I've just come across a remarkable photograph of the entire range of Boeing jetliner production since the 1950's. Flickr user Jason Miller posted this picture, released by Boeing on July 12, 2007. (Since it was a Boeing publicity photograph intended for distribution, I'm able to reproduce it here without infringing anyone's copyright. Click the picture for a larger view.)
He describes it as follows:
Amid all the 787 roll-out hoopla, perhaps the coolest event went unnoticed. On Saturday night, Boeing had all of the 787 airline representatives at an event at the Museum of Flight. At 7:07 PM, an Omega Air Refueling Services 707 landed in front of the crowd (after taking off from Paine Field in Everett). At 7:17, an AirTran 717 landed. This continued until 8:17 when an Air France 777-300ER landed. In the end, the 707, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 were lined up nose-to-tail on the taxiway. It is the first time Boeing has had every 7-series airplane in the same place (not counting the 787, which couldn't make the flight, of course).
That was a clever idea on someone's part at Boeing, to have every generation of their airliners lined up like that! I don't know whether the earlier models will still be flying by the time the successor(s) to the 787 take to the air. Aviation enthusiasts might want to keep a copy of this picture for posterity.
Thanks to Jason Miller for putting a copy of Boeing's photograph on Flickr. It's great to have it in circulation.