LT&L PA-2 #700 (PV&T 482) in the very short-lived last passenger paint scheme.

After the end of the second world war, Canadian passenger counts didn’t drop quite as immediately as they did to the south, and in 1953 the LT&L made one last big effort to bring back riders.

PA-2s 700-703 were ordered from MLW, becoming the only PAs produced by them & the only PAs owned by a Canadian railway. But, alas!, these new locomotives, rolling stock, and paint schemes weren’t enough to stem the bleeding, and when the great purge of 244-equipped power happened this quartet was sent back to Montréal as a trade-in for new T-6s.

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