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


Data value

dec: 342 hex: 156 bin: 101010110

Namespaced ID


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



Ingredients Crafting recipe
Chest +

Minecarts with chests cannot be retrieved by attacking them, as they just drop a minecart and a chest plus its contents. Still, they are renewable; the player can simply recraft them.

Natural generation[edit]

Example of loot in a minecart with chest in a mineshaft.

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 travels 64 blocks, but a full minecart with chest travels 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.

Data values[edit]

Minecarts with chests have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity.

  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 no longer render with chests inside.
v1.0.14Minecart 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.
1.8Pre-releaseMinecart with Chest Revision 2.png The model of the minecart with chest has now been changed. However, the chest is incorrectly offset.
releaseMinecart with Chest Revision 3.png Fixed the model.
Java Edition
1.513w02aMinecarts with chests can now generate in abandoned mineshafts.
1.915w43aLoot tables have now been added; minecarts with chests now use loot tables, and those in generated in mineshafts now use loot tables.
1.9.1pre2The title of the inventory has now been changed from 'Chest minecart' to 'Minecart with Chest'.
1.1116w32aThe entity ID has now been changed from MinecartChest to chest_minecart.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 342.
1.1418w43aMinecart with Chest.png The texture of the minecart with chest has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.14.0build 1Minecart with Chest Revision 3.png Added minecarts with chests.
build 3Minecart with chests now drop items when destroyed in creative mode.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha entity ID has now been changed from minecartchest to chest_minecart.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Minecart with Chest Revision 3.png Added minecarts with chests.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Minecart with Chest Revision 3.png Added minecart with chests.
Version exclusive Minecarts with chests emit smoke when destroyed.


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