How to Make a Minecart Train in Minecraft

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You can connect minecarts together to make a minecart train by using a furnace cart in combination with a passenger or chest minecart.

What Is a Minecart Train?

A minecart train is a makeshift vehicle in Minecraft that allows you to transport a large amount of resources by rail in a short amount of time.

Normally you can only use a single minecart at a once, so being able to link the carts together will help save time & energy when transporting materials a long distance.

Since trains don’t exist in Minecraft & it is not possible to actually connect minecarts together, the only way to link them together is through unofficial methods.

Making the Minecart Train

Making a minecart train is pretty simple & only takes a few materials to get it working.

This method works by placing different types of minecarts together which allows them to stick to each other.

In order to get the minecart train working, follow the instructions below.

  • First, place some rails down and leave one end of the rails open. Add a block to the other side of the rails to create a stopper.
  • Next, place a chest cart or passenger cart on the rail.
  • Place one furnace cart behind the other minecarts that you already placed.
  • Stand behind the furnace cart and activate it. It will connect the carts.
  • Finally activate the furnace cart again it it will take off in the other direction with all of the carts attached!

If you’ve followed the directions correctly, you should know have a working minecart train in Minecraft!

Using the Minecart Train

Now that you have a working minecart train, you should know how to use it & some of the things that it can & can’t do.

While this method works well for straight rails, it does not work well on corners & has a habit of disconnecting.

Make sure you only use one furnace cart at a time or you may run into some issues with how the train functions.

The minecart train is best used for transporting yourself & your materials across straight rails over long distances.

Wrapping Up

That’s everything you need to know about how to make a minecart train in Minecraft! Hopefully one day the developers will add an official way to to link minecarts together.

We hope you found this guide helpful. Please feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions or concerns!

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