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The linear induction motor (LIM), seen here resting on a bed of paper on top of a metal stand, is the engine that pulls the Scarborough RT's ICTS cars along the track. I gigantic compound electromagnet, it hangs from the cars' trucks 11 millimetres above a nickel-iron "reaction rail" located in the centre of the tracks. By operating the electromagnets in phases, the cars receive the thrust they need to move forward. Photo by James Bow.

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