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The Railroad HQ is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background

Railroad HQ is the second and current base of operations of the Railroad after their main base of operations, the Switchboard, was raided by the Institute's forces. It is located inside the crypt of the Old North Church.

The entrance to the HQ is hidden and can only be opened by following the Freedom Trail and solving the puzzle to unlock the rotating wheel at the hidden door. The crypt may be dark, but it offers protection from attacks and prying eyes and allows the Railroad to keep functioning.

Layout

After the Sole Survivor joins the Railroad, they are given free rein in the HQ. There is a large circular table in the middle of the chamber where Desdemona usually lingers. To the left of the entrance is Doctor Carrington's area, with medical supplies and a treatment bed. To the right is Tinker Tom's corner, containing research equipment, a terminal, and a firing range.

On the other side of the circular table is a rest area where Drummer Boy and Glory can be found (Deacon will also be here if the Sole Survivor chose not to take him as a follower or elected not to send him to a settlement upon dismissal). To the left is P.A.M.'s chamber, with several large computers and her terminal on the table in the lower section.

There is a chalkboard on the wall showing all of the railsigns. There is another exit from the HQ to the left of the rest area. This exit connects to an escape tunnel, which leads directly to a ruined building with a chained door on the surface north of the church.

Inhabitants

Notable loot

Related quests

Notes

  • Railroad HQ is one of the few interior locations the Sole Survivor can fast travel to and from.
  • Leading X6-88 into Railroad HQ will cause the Railroad to automatically turn hostile. The same does not apply to Paladin Danse.
  • One does not need to follow the entire Freedom Trail in order to input the HQ access code.

Morse code messages

There is a Railroad agent decoding Morse code signals at a ham radio. The decoded messages are as follows.

Sound file Morse code Decoded
-.-. .- .--. .. - .- .-.. / .-- .- ... - . .-.. .- -. -.. / .- ...- .- .. .-.. .- -... .-.. . / ..-. --- .-. / -.. . .-.. .. ...- . .-. -.-- CA P I TA L WAS T EL AN D AVAI L A B LE F OR D E L I VE R Y
.--. .- -.-. -.- .- --. . / .-.. --- ... - / .-. .- .. -.. . .-. ... / .-. . .--. . .- - / .-. .- .. -.. . .-. ... P A C KAG E LOST RAIDERS RE P E AT RAIDERS
--. . -. / .---- ... / ... .- .-.. ...- .- --. . / - . .- -- / .- - / -... .- ... . -... .- .-.. .-.. / - .- -. --. --- / ---.. GEN 1S SAL VAGE TEA M AT B ASE B A LL TAN GO 8
-.. . .- -.. / -.. .-. --- .--. / -.. .. ... -.-. --- / -. . . -.. ... / .- / .--. .. -.-. -.- ..- .--. / ..- .-. --. . -. - DEAD DROP D I S CO N E EDS AP I C K U P U R G E N T

Appearances

Railroad HQ only appears only in Fallout 4.

Bugs

  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 It is possible to become stuck when standing on the central circular stone table. To fix this issue, crouch and walk away, reload a previous save, or fast travel to a different location.[verified]
  • PCPC In the later quests, it's possible for the main entrance door to close without being able to be opened again.[verified]
  • PCPC If power armor is docked in the power armor station, it might become corrupted, causing pieces of the power armor to go missing and rendering it impossible to exit the power armor while in the HQ.[verified]
  • Xbox OneXbox One There is a bug whereby Railroad quests will suddenly fail, and upon returning to the HQ, all occupants will turn hostile. However, this is not a state of formal hostility unless or until the Sole Survivor returns fire.[verified]

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