TTC McCowan Yard 014


The Scarborough RT's ICTS cars need a "reaction rail" in the middle of the track so that the cars' linear induction motor can pull the train along. The shops need pits, however, to work on the ICTS components located on the bottom of each vehicle, which means no reaction rail is available to get the vehicles over the pits. Trains coast into place, and then lose the ability to get off the pit tracks under their own power. To get the trains going again, the TTC uses a tractor (E291, pictured on the left) to shove the trains out the door. Photo by James Bow.

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