Railsign is a secret marking system used by the Railroad in Fallout 4. Each marking consists of an "asterisk" of six or eight white lines, at the center of which is a special symbol. A visual chart of the railsigns appears in Railroad HQ.
|Plus: +||Ally||An ally is present nearby.|
|Square: ⬜||Cache||A supply cache can be found nearby.|
|Cross: X||Danger||A danger is present nearby.|
|Arrow: ➔||Pointer||Shows the direction to something important.|
|House: 🏠||Safehouse||A Railroad safehouse is nearby.|
|Teardrop: 💧||Dead drop||A Railroad dead drop is nearby.|
- The railsigns appear in the quest Tradecraft, pointed out by Deacon, being used as indicators to Ricky Dalton who is referred to as "The Tourist".
- Railsigns can also found across the Commonwealth, albeit rarely. Most are found at Railroad quest locations, such as safehouses, dead drops, and around the Switchboard.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Railsigns are similar to the Thieves Guild shadowmarks from Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Both are glyphs used by underground societies to designate certain places and things to other members of the society.
- They also bear a similarity to the real life hobo code - symbols used by the homeless to let others know about various things related to their lifestyle, such are safe places to camp or places to get food.
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