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A Straight rail element is used for building a track for trains in a Railway network. Rotation enables building of horizontal, vertical and diagonal tracks.
Optimal time/item usage: 1 Iron stick factory → 2 Rail factories.
As of 0.13, the rail planner can be used to automatically place rails. See the page for more info.
Belt transport system
Energy & pipe distribution