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"Gold Slouch"

The wrecked Highwayman is a location in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. Located northwest of Snyder Prospector Camp and southwest of Clark Field, just off of Highway 95.


The location consists of the wreck of a Highwayman, with the remains of such sinking into the ground. As of 2281, only the trunk of the car is visible. A footlocker can be found within the open trunk, containing random loot in addition to microfusion cells, energy cells, some scrap metal, and a Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle cap.

Notable loot


The wrecked Highwayman appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • The idea to place a wrecked Highwayman in Van Buren and subsequently New Vegas came from Joshua Sawyer.[1] It is a direct reference to the Chosen One's Highwayman in Fallout 2.
  • The wrecked Highwayman that was supposed to appear in Van Buren would have had a trunk full of microfusion cells and a Tanker FOB.[1]
  • Chris Avellone also expanded upon this stating it was just the trunk, reflecting the bug commonly seen in Fallout 2.[2]
  • Upon finding the wrecked Highwayman, "Gold Slouch" from the Fallout 2 soundtrack will begin to play.



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.E. Sawyer's Formspring: Okay, whose idea was the wrecked Highwayman? Mine. I wanted to have a Highwayman trunk full of microfusion cells and the Tanker FOB in Van Buren.
  2. Chris Avelone Twitter