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RDR2 derailed train and hidden treasure location

Where to find the train wreck and get gold bars in Red Dead Redemption 2.

An alligator by a lake in Red Dead Redemption 2, with a steam train in the background.
Image credit: Rockstar Games

At the start of Red Dead Redemption 2, you're in desperate need of a quick break, and outlaws will go off the rails for some easy money even at the best of times.

Trains play a major role in Red Dead Redemption 2, and not just for fast travel. There's one train wreck you can head to that will help you get gold fast and some extra cash.

If you're looking for some free loot, then here's where to find the derailed train treasure.


RDR2 train wreck location

To find the derailed train in Red Dead Redemption 2, wander across the bridge at Granite Pass. Then, take a peek over the edge and you'll see a derailed train, like something out of Back to the Future: Part Three.

Map showing the location of the derailed train in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Image credit: VG247/Rockstar Games

In one of the carriages, you'll find a chest that has a coin bag, some cash and a large bag of jewelry you can sell. There's also a vertical carriage with some gold bars and pirate rum in it, but you'll need to do a bit of climbing to get there.

To get to this carriage, you'll need to follow a path on the cliff to the left. Once you've jumped over some chassis, take a look at the left of the cliff wall and you'll see an edge you can almost reach.

What you'll need to do is sprint up to the wall and climb it, then sprint up the path to the ledge above. It can be a bit frustrating to do, especially if Arthur is ragdolling around the place.

Arthur Morgan heads towards the location of the derailed train in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Image credit: VG247/Rockstar Games

Once you're up on this ledge, turn to the right and you'll see another ledge within jumping distance. Sprint and jump to the other ledge, and you should be able to see the open carriage to your right. You'll need to sprint and jump again to land inside the carriage and not ricochet off the edge four times as I did.

Once inside the vertical carriage, jump to the bottom to find the two gold bars, some ammo and some pirate rum. You can then sell the gold bars you've found, which is one way to make money fast in Red Dead Redemption 2.


That's it for our guide on how to find the derailed train in RDR2. For more help with Rockstar's Western epic, we've also got guides on how to get perfect pelts and the Red Dead Redemption 2 Easter Eggs. If you need help with anything specific, then we've got pages on how to find the vampire, where to catch the serial killer, and how to search out Marko Dragic and the robot.

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