I just noticed the following on Victoria Watts:

This mysterious woman is allied with a clandestine group of ex-slaves, Abolitionists, working together to form a new type of Underground Railroad. She is forceful and bright and doesn't suffer fools gladly.<ref name="FO3 Guide">''[[Fallout 3 Official Game Guide]]''</ref>

To me, this suggests that the abolitionists may well have been a precursor to the Railroad. If they were, should the two be merged together? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 16:31, January 6, 2018 (UTC)

I'll second the idea of merging and offer this as well, from Victoria:
We call ourselves the Railroad. Our mission is the rescue and salvation of synthetic humanoids. Androids, as they're more commonly known.
Xa3 (talk) 16:43, January 6, 2018 (UTC)
Victoria being part of the Railroad is pretty much certain, no debate about that. But the Abolitionists being a precursor of the Railroad is debatable. First of all, the Railroad is not focussed on human slavery, at least not in Fallout 4 (perhaps it's not a problem in the Commonwealth). If the Abolitionists were a precursor, that part of their ideals has completely vanished. Additionally, Hannibal never mentions the Railroad, while Victoria talks about it as if it were a fully established organisation. So no, I don't think the Abolitionists were a precursor to the Railroad. Instead, I think that the Railroad and the Abolitionists are two different organisations from different lands but with similar ideals, and they try to work together when possible, or possibly even aspire to merge. Whether they successfully merged is unknown, but I sure haven't seen anything Lincoln-related in Fallout 4.
- FDekker talk 17:03, January 6, 2018 (UTC)
Leave the page intact, it has good content and relates well to Fallout 3 while the Railroad now relates best to Fallout 4, best to keep them separated in my opinion. Also, good argument from FDekker. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 17:46, January 6, 2018 (UTC)
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