Victoria Watts, one of the members of The Railroad
We call ourselves the Railroad. Our mission is the rescue and salvation of synthetic humanoids.”— Victoria Watts
There is little available information about either the Railroad or the Institute, but the Lone Wanderer becomes involved in their conflict during the quest The Replicated Man in Rivet City, where a scientist named Dr. Zimmer requests aid in capturing a runaway android, and Railroad agent Victoria Watts pleads with the character to take pity on the android and fake its/his death.
The Railroad's methods for aiding in escape can be extreme, going so far as to find doctors to perform full facial reconstruction on escapees.
Dr. Zimmer, the android, and Ms. Watts give very logical and convincing arguments for their point of view, and the player must make an ethical choice based on the limited information he or she gains from each of them. There are multiple "good Karma" solutions.
The Railroad appears only in Fallout 3.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Railroad is modeled after the "Underground Railroad", an organization in America in the nineteenth century who dedicated themselves to helping African-American slaves escape from slavery.