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I'm reading a story, and it says:

Der Bär sah die rostigen, schmalen Schienen, die zum Bergwerk führten, und sagte: „Ich würde gerne mal in die Mine reinspazieren und mir ein funkeliges Goldstückchen holen.“

And I don't understand the grammar and meaning of the bolded sentence. For example, what is the article die role here?

Any help is appreciated.

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This is not an article, but a relative pronoun. The relevant parts of the sentence translate to:

The bear saw the rusty, narrow rails, which were leading to the mine, and said:

die in the German sentence corresponds to which in the English sentence.

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