Is there a distance limit for minecart tracks?

If I build a (correctly powered) very long track to transport goods via chest in minecart (so without the presence of any player anywhere during the trip except at the starting point),

Is there a distance limit in blocks or chunks after which the cart will stop, or will the cart continue indefinitely =?


Minecraft java 1.13.2 on a (private) paper server.

Answer

The limit the minecart will go is the edge of loaded chunks.

In multiplayer mode, a grid with a default inradius of 10 (for a total of 21×21 or 441) chunks is loaded around each player and sent to the player by default, although this can be configured to be between 3 and 15, usually only lowered with a poor connection home server. (Source: Chunk on Minecraft Wiki)

In vanilla Minecraft, if a minecart hits an unloaded chunk, it will stop.

Mods like Railcraft provide items like Anchor Minecart that will keep chunks around it loaded, effectively eliminating the requirement for it to travel infinitely, independently of the presence of players in its perimeter.

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