It's my envious job to keep track of all the dead drops and grab incoming agents and tell them where they're needed. I don't suppose you want to switch places?

Drummer Boy is the primary messenger and courier for the the Railroad in 2287.


The young man only known as Drummer Boy has an unknown past. When speaking of himself, he says he is a punctual person with great attention to detail. His position as the primary communications officer of the mysterious intelligence community known as the Railroad lands him the responsibility of maintaining contact with the organization's network of safehouses and coordinating efforts to lead fugitive Generation-3 Institute synths to safety. This is a job he often complains about, yet Drummer Boy is well-aware of his importance to the Railroad's success and survival in the Commonwealth.

The usage of dead-drops to relay important intelligence and mission details to the Railroad's primary operatives is a move that Drummer Boy supports. Despite the potentially long distance covered in receiving messages, it is worth the effort because the delivery method provides an extra layer of security to the Railroad's clandestine operations.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Apparel Weapon Other items
Padded blue jacket
Newsboy cap
Pipe pistol
10mm pistol



Drummer Boy appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Drummer Boys were essential to battlefield communication in the military of most Western nations during the 18th and 19th centuries. Drum beats were used to maintain the tempo of march and various drum rolls were used to signal orders across the battlefield. Contrary to popular belief, most drummers were adult men and were expected to be multi-lingual and memorize the drum signals of other nations as well as their own.

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