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One of the most common track systems in the world is now available for TTD too. With this switch, the second track system (monorail) is replaced by electrified railways. Monorails and maglev merge together in the third track system (see also Unified Maglev).
This electrified rail system works the same way as the regular track, and the track itself looks the same. However, if you've loaded the new graphics, it will display a catenary system with pylons and overhead wires.
If turned on, electric engines such as the SH 40 can only run on electrified track, but steam and diesel engines can run on both regular and electrified track.
Note that if you should have a train composed of mixed engines (both diesel and electric engines), it's only the first engine that matters, it determines what track the whole train can run on. Realistically, electric engines would just not contribute any power when over regular track, but that is currently not built into the patch.
This patch was contributed by Marcin Grzegorczyk.