Mystery Train Island

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How do you solve a mystery when everyone is a suspect? It’s 1893, and some of the world’s brightest minds are traveling by train to the World’s Fair in Chicago. But after a dastardly crime puts the fate of the Fair in peril, only you can piece together the clues and collar the criminal. All aboard for a whodunit that will keep you guessing until the last twist of the tracks!


These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Mystery Train Island is Poptropica’s 21st island. It was set to release at 4:21pm on October 7, 2011, in honor of two things: Poptropica’s 4th birthday and 21st island. The login page featured a train chugging across the screen upon launch.
  • The John Bull locomotive (the eponymous train of this island adventure, which is named on the Train Ticket) is on its way to the Chicago World’s Fair (Columbian Exposition) of 1893, which is historically accurate.
  • Common room: Reverie Lounge
  • The famous Van Gogh painting Starry Night is seen in Eric Weisz’s cabin, hanging above his bed.
  • The train’s freight car contains elements from many different islands, as explained in the Poptropica Creators’ Blog. For example, you can see masks from Nabooti and totems from Reality TV Island.
  • The coal smudges made by the French Le Monde reporter shows five fingers, although Poptropicans generally don’t have any fingers.
  • Many of the characters you meet are famous historical figures, including Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Le Monde is a real French newspaper that still exists today.
  • Mark Twain’s cabin in VIP Car 2 contains a framed picture with three portraits labeled Susy, Clara, and Jean – the names of his three daughters.
  • Nikola Tesla’s cabin in VIP Car 1 contains a Tesla coil – his own invention.
  • The thief’s luggage contains a book titled Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by French playwright Molière.
  • There was a preview game called D.C. Diner available since August 11, 2011. It’s similar to the popular game Diner Dash, and while it is no longer available, you can read about it here. Every time you served a VIP on D.C. Diner, a prize would be added to your items: Edison Light Bulb, Mark Twain Haircut, Magician’s Hat, Eiffel Tower Hat, Tesla Coil. The latter three prizes were only available to members.

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

discuss mystery train island below~



  1. How do you solve a mystery when everyone is a suspect? It’s 1893, and some of the world’s brightest minds are traveling by train to the World’s Fair in Chicago. But after a dastardly crime puts the fate of the Fair in peril, only you can piece together the clues and collar the criminal. All aboard for a whodunit that will keep you guessing until the last twist of the tracks!

    Discuss Mystery Train Island here! 😀

  2. Rory dosen't care if WordPress chose not to log him in automaticly today. says:

    Cool, Hijuyo! 🙂

  3. wow! i cant wait!

  4. I do love a good mystery. :p

    This island looks really cool. It probably won’t go into violence, anyway… Poptropican age goes down to 6. 🙄

  5. Alex (Icy Catfish) says:

    Judging by the screenshots, it looks like we might see Nikola Tesla in this one! I’m so excited; Tesla is awesome! ^_^

  6. Speedy Star says:

    cant wait i just finished shrinkray…….it was kinda short…….so now i completed all the islands!!!!! yay

  7. striped fire says:

    Finished all the islands (cept Wild West 😥 )

  8. evil fire says:

    😈 Feel my POWER! *falls of cliff by Shark in Shark Island*

  9. The island comes out for members on September 9. Although I am not a member but my other poptropican Lazy Fish is one! Can’t wait.
    I have all the prizes on DC Diner on Poptropica. I am very good!
    Prickly Dolphin Out!

  10. I am very fast on DC Diner. Any ways, you must see a video of Mystery Train on this web site. I saw a girl with a pink dress in that video in a train. You might see suitcases at the top in the video so that means I have a glitch for you guys, when Mystery Train comes out and you get on that train from the video, you might need some luggage like a purse and a backpack. You can costumize that lady with that pink backpack on Cryptids Island and you can use that little purse from Skullduggery Island. You can also have that costumize camera. Now you are ready to get on the train. Everything is packed for you! See ya! Prickly Dolphin Out! Peace!

  11. Hey guys, while I am waiting until Mystery Train comes out for members, I am working on Skullduggery Island because I didn’t complete it yet.

  12. Well I completed Skullduggery Island There is a new member item in the Poptropica Store Its a Mystery Train Inspector Outfit

  13. i want it out now

  14. Barefoot Sun says:

    Can’t wait!

  15. The island is out! Well for members! A sneak preview for non-members! Check it out! Prickly, work on your guide.

  16. I can’t believe Prickly is making a guide for Mystery Train Island! Cool! I love the sneak preview. I hope some people has completed the island or have been working on it since yesterday.

  17. I have been working on it since yesterday. This island is so cool!

  18. I’ve got more than half the guide done anyway… Well, my partner, BT, is doing Part Two. She’s almost done, though! 😀

  19. Hi there Friends! So listen! I was working on the island too. I can’t Edison’s device was stolen! Maybe in real life back in 1893, Edison’s device was stolen and maybe a dectective must have found it! And if it was Tesla, he would go to jail. We don’t know who stole the missing device. Prickly Dolphin, any ideas?

  20. Uh oh Super Thunder or Jennelle is working on the guide. Hurry! Prickly Dolphin..

  21. Waterfall Blue, please stay on topic. It doesn’t matter who writes the guide or not. If Super Thunder typed the guide, I could give out tips. Waterfall, calm down next time ok?

  22. I wrote a guide for Twisted Wizard and gave out tips for Skullduggery Island. 😆 :mrgreen: I am very smart and clever. I could do this! I am going to work on the island now. Goodbye for now!

  23. Wait Prickly, I need tips. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO SEE WHAT MARK TWAIN HAS??? Sorry I have my letters in capital letters but I just need tips.

  24. Calm down Waterfall. Ok I will help you. If you are inside of Mark Twain’s room. Talk to him. Click continue when he is done talking. At the end, Mark Twain will let you look around. Click the squares on the wall. Click the sixth square and you will see that Mark Twain has working on a book and hid it in the wall for some reason. The reason is he didn’t want anyone to see it until its finish! Hoped I helped!

  25. 😆 :mrgreen: 🙂 Thanks Prickly Dolphin. Lets work on the island now.

  26. Slippery Dolphin says:

    Yay I just finished Mystery Train Island now I finished all the islands! I can`t wait for them to have more inlands. It gets boring waiting for new islands.

  27. Indeed, ‘Twas a very enjoyable island. Though it was indeed clear that this was a train, quite very not an island.

  28. Slippery Dolphin says:

    Oh, your right. I hope I`m one of the first ten people to finish it!

  29. When will Mystery train come out for non-members??

  30. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Hey, um, I have a screenshot of Mystery Train Island but I don’t know how to post it? And um I have completed the island.

  31. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I have the map screenshot but how do I post it? Not sure if this is off topic but if not, good. If yes, just asking.

  32. serious7moon says:

    Every time I try to pick the locks to get Harry Houdini out of the tank my game restarts. I tried on all my computers. Is there anything I can do?

  33. its just to booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring

  34. Has anyone noticed that when you start/end the island, above the Rivier Lounge, there is a house. If anyone has noticed it and knows something interactive about it, please tell me!!!

  35. It is a common room if you are on board its still there you can go in it. Its a common room. Get it?

  36. its hard to escape the cpos

  37. mystery train island is hard by prickly shark

  38. Icy Speck says:

    On my last account i only had one thing to do before i was done and i cant get on that last account cuz i forgot the password. I got help, but it said if you didnt put the password in and just the username, it would say Forget Password? but it didnt so i have to start this whole island over

    • It will only say “Forget Password” if you had an email address attached to the account. That way, you can reset your password. Otherwise, unfortunately you’ll need another account.

  39. Icy Speck says:

    :mrgreen: i love this island

  40. How many passengers do you have to talk to before the machine gets stolen?

  41. lol :3 :3 :3 :3 :3


  43. Shifty Walker says:

    People who cant talk to tom edison:
    talk to telsa and if he says something about the “evelution of science” or somthing like that, you can talk to thomas edison.

  44. im on the part where im chasing the french girl im on the totem part but every time i jump i fall

  45. How on earth do I get to the blimp from the Chicago Station in Mystery Train Island??????????????? I’m mad.

  46. Q:how do you do this it is super hard

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