Minecart with Chest

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Minecart with Chest
Minecart with Chest.png






Internal ID

JE: 43
BE: 98

Network ID

JE: 10

Entity ID



1 Minecart
1 Chest plus contents

Health points

6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 342 hex: 156 bin: 101010110



A minecart with chest is a minecart with a chest inside.



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Chest +

Minecarts with chests cannot be retrieved by attacking them, as they will just drop a minecart and a chest plus its contents. Still, they are renewable since the player just has to go through the trouble of recrafting them.

Natural generation[edit]

Minecarts with chests naturally generate in abandoned mineshafts.


Minecarts with chests can be placed by using its item on a rail.

Chest minecarts' contents can be accessed by pressing Use Item button on them. The interaction makes no sounds and the chest does not show the opening or closing animation, unlike regular chests.

The boost that minecarts with chests gain from powered rails is dependent on their load. For example, from a 1 powered rail starter track, an empty minecart with chest will go 64 blocks, but a full minecart with chest will go only 16 blocks (opposed to 8 blocks for an empty normal minecart and 80 blocks for an occupied normal minecart).

Another physical property of chest minecarts is their ability to be stacked. Whereas only 3 chests can fit in an area 3 blocks tall, up to 4 chest minecarts can fit in the same area.

See also: Tutorials/Storage minecarts

Data values[edit]

Entity data[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Minecarts with chests have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is chest_minecart.

  1. a b Both loot table tags will be removed once the items have been generated.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Freight StationUse a hopper to move an item from a chest minecart to a chest.NoNoYesNew 3DS15G



Java Edition Alpha
?Normal minecarts will now no longer render with chests inside.
v1.0.14 Minecart with Chest Revision 1.png Minecarts with chests have now been added.
At this point, they are currently called "chest minecarts" or "storage minecarts" because no in-game name was indicated.
Java Edition Beta
1.0 "Minecart with Chest" has now been first indicated as its name, via the new item tooltips.
1.8 ?Minecart with Chest.png The model of the minecart with chest has now been changed.
Java Edition
1.5 13w02a Minecarts with chests can now generate in abandoned mineshafts.
1.9 15w43a Loot tables have now been added; minecarts with chests will now can use loot tables, and those in generated in mineshafts now use loot tables.
1.9.1 pre2 The title of the inventory has now been changed from 'Chest minecart' to 'Minecart with Chest'.
1.11 16w32a The entity ID has now been changed from MinecartChest to chest_minecart.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 342.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0 build 1 Minecart with Chest.png Added minecarts with chests.
build 3 Minecart with chests will now drop items when destroyed in creative mode.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 The entity ID has now been changed from minecartchest to chest_minecart.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Minecart with Chest.png Added minecarts with chests.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Minecart with Chests.
Version exclusive: Emits smoke when destroyed.


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