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Rail can either be obtained through crafting, or it can be found in Abandoned Mines.

Usage / Purpose

Rail is used as a quick means of transport. It can be placed on flat ground, along a slope of blocks on an angle, or can twist and turn between connecting sections of Rail. The only way to ride the rails is through the use of a Minecart.

Rail can be connected with sections of Powered Rail to create an automatic system where you don't have to press on the screen to move forward. When building a railway, if you place one section of Powered Rail approximately every 20 rails it will boost you along if you are riding in a Minecart.

Drops / Yields

If you break a section of rail it will produce on section of Rail to pick up.


Rail is stored in stacks of up to 64 units.


Abandoned Mines are a great way to collect a large amount of Rail without having to use resources. The quickest means to gather the Rail is to use a Water Bucket. Pour the water on the Rail and then scoop the water back up by tapping on it. All the Rails will float off the ground for quick retrieval.



Rail is crafted from six Iron Ingot and one Stick, producing 16 sections of Rail.

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