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The Infinity Train is the main setting of the eponymous series.

Description

While it appears as a regular train on the outside, it is actually of seemingly infinite length. Inside of its many boxcars, practically anything conceivable can be found, whether it be puzzles, objects, or even entire worlds. According to Owen Dennis, it is around 5 stories tall.[1] Passengers picked up by the train are processed through the Tape Car, where their memories are recorded on a video tape. They are then given a number engraved onto their right palm to track their progress through the train before being sent in a special pod to one of the cars. They are unable to leave the train until their number reaches zero, upon which a door leading them home will open.

According to Owen Dennis, time on the train runs parallel to the real world, with passengers picked up from the train disappearing in the real world for the amount of time they remain on the train.[2] In-show, this is confirmed by Nate frantically reuniting with Jesse, and alluding to the latter's disappearance.

For presumably maintenance purposes, cars are able to climb on top of and travel very quickly over the train (Grace calls these cars "shifters"). Shifters follow the following sequence:

  1. The bridges that span across cars retract (presumably while the car decouples from its neighbors)
    • The railings fold into the bridge's floor
    • The floor splits at the middle of two cars
    • The segmented floor folds onto itself (the outer segment folds down and onto the inner segment and disappears)
    • The last floor segment gets pulled into a slot below the car door is
  2. The front and back wheels pivot so that the gears adjacent to each train wheel extend forward and engage with the teeth running down the front and back of its neighboring cars which help by closing in and pushing against the shifter
  3. The car climbs on top of one of its former neighbors
  4. The two neighboring cars close the gap and presumably couple to each other
  5. The shifter stops so that the front and back wheels (which were spinning in opposite directions to climb up) can choose the same direction to roll in

For one reason or another, the coupling and decoupling mechanisms are never shown in action. Shifters seem to move incredibly quickly.

History

Very little information is provided on the train's origin and history, although a stray comment by The Cat in "Le Chat Chalet Car" suggests it is at least centuries old, possibly existing prior to when railway locomotives were invented. According to series creator Owen Dennis and supervising director Madeline Queripel, the train appears to passengers when they are at a crossroads in their life, where they could go down one path or another.

Tulip first encountered the train after she ran away from home to try to get to the game design camp in Oshkosh on her own. Upon trying to board, the train sucked her into the Snow Car.

Train Cars

These are the cars that are attached to the train and have been shown/mentioned in the show.

Pilot Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
Pilot Five Unknown Cars 
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Mostly Unseen After exiting the Puzzle Car, One-One speculated that the previous eight cars were fart cars. Three of those mentioned cars are known (The Bubble Car, the Chess Car, and the Puzzle Car).
Bubble Car
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Briefly Seen
Chess Car
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Briefly Seen
Puzzle Car
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Story Setting
Fart Car
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Gag
Corginia
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Story Setting

Book 1 Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
"The Grid Car" Snow Car
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Story setting The car where Tulip Olsen first wakes up and meets One-One
Grid Car
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Story Setting
Social Media Video Car
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Gag
"The Beach Car" Crossword Car
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Story setting
Tiny Wizards Car
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Story Setting
Pinball Car
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Story Setting
Beach Car
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Story Setting The Car where Tulip first meets the Cat
"The Corgi Car" Keyboard Car
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Briefly Seen
Cross-Eyed Ducks Car
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Briefly Seen
Monster Dance Car
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Briefly Seen
Ancient Temple Car
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Briefly Seen
Corginia
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Story Setting The Car where Tulip first meets Atticus
"The Crystal Car" Straight-Up Italy Car
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Story Setting
Monkey Bars Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Friendly-Eyeballs Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Mannequin Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Water Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook, possibly referring to the Beach Car
Hold Music Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Kombucha Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Bats instead of Bees Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Notebook
Crystal Car
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Story Setting
"The Cat's Car" Dinosaur Baseball Car
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Gag
Cat's Car
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Story Setting
"The Unfinished Car" Spa Car
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Briefly Seen
Unfinished Car
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Story Setting
French Toast and Maple Syrup River Car
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Unseen Mentioned by Tulip in passing
"The Chrome Car" Jelly Bean Car
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Briefly Seen
Chrome Car
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Story Setting
Pencil Bank Car
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Story Setting
"The Ball Pit Car" Graph Car
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Story Setting
Luau Car
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Unseen Mentioned by Atticus, who described it as being humid
Ball Pit Car
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Story Setting The car where Tulip and Atticus first meet the "Conductor"
"The Past Car" Ball Pit Car
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Story Setting
"The Engine" Ball Pit Car
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Story Setting
Engine
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Story Setting
New Car
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Story Setting
Unfinished Car
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Unseen Mentioned by Tulip in Passing

Train Documentaries Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
"The Green Car" Green Car
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Story Setting
"The Tiny Wizard Car" Tiny Wizards Car
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Story Setting
"The Kaiju Car" Kaiju Car
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Story Setting
Never-Ending Waterslide Car
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Mentioned
"The Tech Support Car" Beach Car
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Story Setting
"The Snow Car" Snow Car
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Story Setting One-One calls it the "Beachside Car"
"The Hill Car" Hill Car
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Story Setting
"The Movie Theater Car" Movie Theater Car
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Story Setting
"The Cross-Eyed Ducks Car" Cross-Eyed Ducks Car
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Story Setting
"The Minecart Car" Minecart Car
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Story Setting
"The Wedding Cake Car" Wedding Cake Car
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Story Setting
Knitting Otters Car
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Unseen

Book 2 Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
"The Black Market Car" Metal Workshop Car
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Story Setting
Canyon of the Golden Winged Snakes Car
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Briefly Seen
Kaiju Car
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Briefly Seen
Jellyfish Car
Jellyfish Car.png
Briefly Seen
Carrot Car
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Briefly Seen
Doily Car
Sand Dollar Car.png
Story Setting
Black Market Car
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Story Setting
Family Tree Car
Family Tree base.jpg
Story Setting The car where M.T., Jesse Cosay, and Alan Dracula first meet
"The Family Tree Car" Family Tree Car
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Story Setting
"The Map Car" Green Car
Green Car.PNG
Briefly Seen
Map Car
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Story Setting
"The Toad Car" Map Car
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Story Setting
Toad Car
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Story Setting
Cross-Eyed Ducks Car
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Pictured Photograph on Jesse's phone
Green Car
Green Car.PNG
Pictured Photograph on Jesse's phone
Beach Car
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Pictured Photograph on Jesse's phone
"The Parasite Car" Parasite Car
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Story Setting
Drag Car
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Story Setting
Food Pyramid Car
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Story Setting
"The Lucky Cat Car" Lucky Cat Car
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Story Setting
"The Mall Car" Mall Car
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Story Setting Home base of the Apex
Cube Car
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Story Setting
"The Wasteland" Mall Car
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Story Setting
"The Tape Car" Passenger Preparation Car
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Story Setting
"The Number Car"

Book 3 Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
"The Musical Car" Mall Car
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Story Setting
Musical Car
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Story Setting
Unfinished Car
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Story Setting
Jungle Car
Jungle Car.png
Briefly Seen
"The Jungle Car" Jungle Car
Jungle Car.png
Story Setting The car where Grace Monroe and Simon Laurent first meet Hazel and Tuba
"The Debutante Ball Car" Ocean Car
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Story Setting
Debutante Ball Car
The Debutante Ball Car Background.jpg
Story Setting
"Le Chat Chalet Car" Le Chat Chalet Car
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Story Setting
"The Color Clock Car" Color Clock Car
The Color Clock Car.jpeg
Story Setting
Campfire Car
The Campfire Car Background.jpg
Story Setting
"The Campfire Car" Campfire Car
The Campfire Car Background.jpg
Story Setting
Canyon of the Golden Winged Snakes Car
Flying Serpents Car.png
Story Setting The car where Grace, Simon, and Hazel first meet Amelia Hughes
"The Canyon of the Golden Winged Snakes Car" Canyon of the Golden Winged Snakes Car
Flying Serpents Car.png
Story Setting
Le Chat Chalet Car
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Story Setting
Unfinished Car
Unfinished Car.png
Unseen Mentioned by Simon in Passing
"The Hey Ho Whoa Car" Canyon of the Golden Winged Snakes Car
Flying Serpents Car.png
Story Setting
Hey Ho Whoa Car
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Story Setting
Pumpkin Car
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Unseen Mentioned by Grace
"The Origami Car" Hey Ho Whoa Car
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Story Setting
Origami Car
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Story Setting
Pumpkin Car
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Story Setting
Box Car
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Story Setting
Pufferfish Balloons Car
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Briefly Seen
Mall Car
Mall Car.jpg
Story Setting
"The New Apex" Origami Car
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Story Setting
Mall Car
Mall Car.jpg
Story Setting

Book 4 Cars

 
Episode Name Picture Status Note
"The Twin Tapes" Passenger Preparation Car
The Tape Car.png
Story Setting
"The Iceberg Car" Iceberg Car
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Story Setting The car where Min-Gi Park and Ryan Akagi first wake up and meet Kez
Old West Car
Old West Car.png
Story Setting
"The Old West Car" Old West Car
Old West Car.png
Story Setting
Mega Maze Car
The Mega Maze Car.png
Pictured
"The Pig Baby Car" Pig Baby Car
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Story Setting
"The Astro Queue Car" Baby Puzzle Car
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Story Setting
Astro Queue Car
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Story Setting
"The Party Car" Astro Queue Car
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Story Setting
"The Art Gallery Car" Art Gallery Car
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Story Setting
Big Roller Skates Car
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Unseen Mentioned by Min in Passing
"The Mega Maze Car" Mega Maze Car
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Story Setting
"The Castle Car"
"The Train to Nowhere" Mega Maze Car
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Story Setting
Art Gallery Car
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Unseen Mentioned in Passing


Possible/Unknown Cars

These are the cars that were not shown to be real, but instead were suggested in the show. Should the Infinity Train be truly infinite, the existence of these cars is guaranteed:

Episode Name Status Note
Pilot Burp Car Unseen Made up by One-One
Pizzeria Car  Unseen Made up by Tulip
"The Green Car" Fun Car full of talking Hats Unseen Made up by One-One
Horribly Dangerous Car full of Acid Slime Unseen Made up by One-One

Trivia

The proposed ouroboros-infinity insignia of the train.

  • In the early art of drawing the train, each car was supposed to be stamped with the train's insignia, but was removed in the Pilot. The symbol was an Ouroboros fashioned into the infinity symbol with a waning gibbous moon above it (the moon is red and the shadow on it is black; inversely, it could also be a waxing crescent).
    • The infinity symbol is a mathematical symbol used to show the concept of infinity. The Ouroboros (a snake/serpent eating its own tail; usually drawn as a circle) is an ancient symbol used to depict continuity, cycles, and infinity.
  • According to Amelia, the train cars reset after a while, never rendering the puzzles in cars obsolete. This is seen with "The Hey Ho Whoa Car", when the rock-denizens in said car vanish and begin to refill after Amelia first passed through the car.
  • The Train itself can change its appearance when offering a new passenger to board, seemingly adapting to the personality and situation of the passenger in an attempt to lure them onto the train. In Tulip's case, the Train manifested itself as a fairly normal train, luring Tulip onboard by suggesting that the Train was travelling to Oshkosh. In Amelia's case, the Train manifested itself as a sleek, shorter futuristic car, appealing to her passion for engineering and technology. Finally, for Grace, the train manifested itself as a white/gold, lavish train with a long red carpet that led Grace inside, appealing to her desire to be acknowledged by others.
  • In the pilot design of the train, the engine appears to have a valve gear, a typical gear that a steam locomotive has. But the train doesn't have a piston, so it is unknown if the train is designed after a Steam or a Diesel locomotive.
  • According to Owen Dennis, the train is considered an internet myth in the outside world, though former passengers have been able to get in touch to talk about their experiences.


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