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Railroad Wrath is a boss level from Inkwell Isle Three where the Phantom Express takes place. It is represented on the map by a train on some tracks.

The actual battle takes place in a haunted forest/graveyard. You are on a little cart that has two parryable switches that move the cart from left to right. After completing it, you unlock the path to Inkwell Hell.



  • Shoot the Spooks and Pumpkins. Parry if needed.

It is recommended to use Chaser, Converge, Spread and Crackshot. P. Sugar is highly recommended .


Using converge to clear out the eyeballs and damage the blind specter at the same time. Shoot Pumpkins and parry If necessary.

You will be required to be in a spot where Conductor's hands cannot hit you which is under his head. You do not always have to shoot the Pumpkins and parry its ingot bar, but you might want to if the Conductor's hands are down. Using Spread is recommended as he is always close to the player to not get hit. If you stand in a specific spot at the edge of the handcar, the Conductor's hands cannot hit you.

In this phase, you want to start attacking the Lollipop Ghoul that does not attack first, then use auto aiming weapons to shoot the other one when one is defeated. Shoot and parry the Spooks if needed.

Parry the Head of the Train's tail and use auto aiming weapons against his heart. Beware of the flaming bone wheels he shoots out of his nose. Make sure you can fight off the Pumpkins in Expert Mode.


Regular Mode Expert Mode


Version Soundtrack
In-game soundtrack Cuphead_OST_-_Railroad_Wrath_In-Game_Version
Original soundtrack Railroad_Wrath
Game over soundtrack Cuphead_-_"Railroad_Wrath"_Game_Over_Screen_Version


  • Early builds name this level "The Train Strain."
  • The music in this level, though anachronistic, sounds uncannily similar to the 1958 Lee Morgan song "Just One of Those Things"
  • At a certain part in the music (from 2:08 to 2:14), the famous intro to Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" can be heard in the background. This is one of the few times Cuphead's soundtrack quotes classical music; another example is the reference to "Ride of the Valkyries" in Aviary Action!
Boss Levels
Inkwell Isle One
Botanic Panic!Ruse Of An OozeThreatenin' ZeppelinFloral FuryClip Joint Calamity
Inkwell Isle Two
Sugarland ShimmyPyramid PerilCarnival KerfuffleAviary Action!Fiery Frolic
Inkwell Isle Three
Honeycomb HeraldShootin N' LootinDramatic FanaticMurine CorpsJunkyard Jive!High Seas Hi-Jinx!Railroad Wrath
Inkwell Hell
All Bets Are Off!One Hell Of A Time
Inkwell Isle Four
Gnome Way OutBootlegger BoogieDoggone DogfightSnow Cult ScuffleHigh-Noon HooplaA Dish To Die ForOne Hell Of A DreamThe King's Leap (The King's Gauntlet)