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Rail Engine Rail Engine
Rail Engine.png
Tier Large
Group Item
Type Railway
Crafted at Medium Printer
Recipe Resin x1
Aluminum x1
Copper x1
Unlock Cost 1,000 Bytes

Rail Engines are a railway item in Astroneer. They allows for players to travel along rails, has two small Slots, and provides oxygen to the player. Connecting to Rail Cars will increase the rail car's speed.


Output Input Module
Rail Engine Resin
Medium Printer


Rail Engines are used to transport items and resources using Rail Cars. They stop at any Rail Stations that are set to stop any or automated Rail Engines.

  • Power Consumption Rate: 3 U/s

Rail engines can be triggered to start moving by automation items, such as the Proximity Repeater and Button Repeater. Rail engines and cars will start moving in the direction they last went in, unless at a dead-end, where they will start moving in the opposite direction instead.