The detector rail can be broken instantly by hand.
It drops as an item if there is no block beneath it to support it.
If there is no block beneath a detector rail, it will break and drop as an item. If there is any type of rail one block towards either side and one block up, it will change its texture to appear connected to that rail. The detector rail allows entities and the player to walk through it, very much like a crafting table. However, minecarts float slightly above the rail.
If there is a minecart on the detector rail, the detector rail will give off redstone power, powering nearby blocks.
|1.26||May 31, 2014||
There are currently no known bugs with detector rails.