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Electric Locomotive

TypeTile entity
Required modulesLocomotives
Charge storage5000.00
Energy loss0.00 per tick

The Electric Locomotive is a special type of minecart from the Railcraft mod. This cart is powered by Railcraft's energy, which can be created by giving an Electric Feeder Unit IndustrialCraft 2's Energy Units. It will only run on the Electric type tracks normally, but if a sufficiently-charged energy storage cart is linked into the train, the locomotive can receive power from that in order to run on other track types.

The Electric Locomotive has two modes: Running and Shutdown. Shutdown mode is essentially turning off the locomotive. The Running mode is the basic "on" mode. This mode will allow the locomotive to run as normal, consuming as much energy as needed.

The locomotive also has various arrow buttons. These buttons are used to control the speed and direction of the locomotive. It can be put into reverse, but will only move at minimum speed. It defaults at maximum speed and moving forward.

The locomotive can be given Golden Railway Tickets or normal Railway Tickets to help in switching and signaling mechanics. The ticket should be put in the slot, and it will mimic it, or use it, depending on the type of ticket. Once this is set the location cannot be removed, unless it is hit with a Crowbar. The ticket can be locked with the lock button. This will not prevent its destination from disappearing on break, but it will prevent anyone else from changing it.

Multiple locomotives can be used in a single train of linked carts for adding more power and speed. Locomotives can be quickly turned around using a Crowbar. The gray dot points in the direction that it will move. For switching purposes, the locomotive can also be painted. This will use a secondary color and a primary color.

The Electric Locomotive can hold 5000.00 energy at a loss rate of 0.


The following recipe is available if the Electricity module is disabled.


The top dye is used as the primary color, while the bottom dye is used as the secondary color.

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