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Electric Switch Track

TypeSolid block
Tooltip textDanger: High Voltage
Powered by Electricity
Use with Electric Locomotive
Use Electric Feeder Units to power
Use Shunting Wire to bridge gaps
- Requires Switch Motor/Lever to switch -
Required modulesElectric Tracks
Charge storage10000.00
Energy loss0.05 per tick

The Electric Switch Track is a block added by Railcraft. It is a minecart track that is designed to move Electric Locomotives. It is used to reroute locomotives using switching and signaling. Technically, normal carts can move on it, but it isn't conventional.

They are meant to be placed on Wire Support Frames with Electric Shunting Wires, so that they can receive their required energy, so they can give energy to the locomotive. They can store 10000 energy at a loss rate of 0.05 per tick.

When a player stands on a powered Electric Track, they will be damaged and quickly killed. This has custom death messages. Player in these changes from player-to-player, just like the vanilla Minecraft death messages:

  • Player pissed on an electrified track
  • Player discovered the meaning of "High Voltage"
  • Player was enlightened to wonders of electrification
  • Player tripped on the third rail
  • Player made a shocking revelation
  • Player learned something about electricity, IT HURTS!



Make a T-junction with Electric Tracks, with an Electric Switch Track in the middle. Place a Switch Lever in an available location adjacent to the Switch Track. Toggle the lever to change the direction that the locomotive will turn. A Switch Motor can be used in place of the Lever to allow for more complex interactions with Railcraft's controller system.