Reminder, please remain polite towards the devs and other users.

Drops are a courtesy, not a right.


[non-limited accounts only] (TL;DR: you spent at least $5 USD on Steam)

[Click here for the broadcast. Ended.] (schedule posted below - not all streams give drops)
No point in sending !drop in the broadcast chat.

Like last year, you can get Steam items for by watching the Dovetail Festival of Rail 2024 broadcast.

All items drops after roughly 5 minutes and are immediately tradable and marketable. Everyone's selling at minimal price, though.
Reminder to make sure you are logged in, works both in client and browser.

Friday 9th: Ended. Details below.
Saturday 10th: Ended. No items. Details below.
Sunday 11th: Ended. Details below.

You can see all of the event's items on Steam Card Exchange or SteamDB.
SteamDB shows Points Shop prices, but they are not actually available yet.

Check MeguminShiro's post on Reddit if I'm not online during the streams, this could be outdated.


FAQ:

  • I never spent money on Steam/spent less than $5 USD, will I get the drops?
    No, events tied to Steam broadcasts only work for non-limited accounts.
  • My account is non-limited because I spent $5+ USD on Steam, but I am market-restricted because I didn't buy games in over a year, will I get the drops?
    Yes, you will. (I confirmed it during Quakecon 2023).
  • Can I mute the stream and still get drops?
    Yes.
  • It's been a while and I still didn't get the drops, why?
    If your account is non-limited and you made sure you are logged in, try the usual troubleshooting steps: refresh the tab, use a different browser, clear cookies, etc.

Livestream schedule:

It is not clear which streams drops items or not.

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pew
(reserved)


Original post from Thursday:
Saw the sale thingy on the Steam pop-up window, and the items are already listed on SteamCardExchange, so I thought I might as well make the post. :D
There is a dev stream on Sunday, no idea about when exactly the rewards will be available though (maybe earlier, maybe only Sunday).
Will update and bump the post when there are news!

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[Ended] Day 1 - Friday 9th :
Broadcast: https://steamcommunity.com/broadcast/watch/76561199177708161
You get 5 emotes (tradable, marketable) after 5 minutes, you can see what they look like here.
Also, if you missed last year's event, you will get some of the 2023 items that you can see here (first 3 emotes and last 3 backgrounds).

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[Ended] Day 2: Saturday 10th
Broadcast: https://steamcommunity.com/broadcast/watch/76561199083873368
No drops.
At the time I'm writing this, we still do not have any official information on why there weren't any drops and when the next ones will be.
Please remain polite, towards the devs, and towards other users. Thanks!

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[Ended] Day 3: Sunday 11th
Broadcast: https://steamcommunity.com/broadcast/watch/76561199177708161
Before 19:00 UTC: Same drops as Friday.
After 19:00 UTC: Nothing.

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Thank's

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Bump!

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where is broadcast?

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Dunno.
Bumped the news itself 'cause those are neat^^

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The broadcast itself is currently offline. There was a stream a bit earlier today, but I didn't get anything from it.

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Bump!

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No free Steam items visible yet.

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The broadcast is currently live, I am still not sure yet if there will be drops: https://steamcommunity.com/broadcast/watch/76561199177708161
If the drops are confirmed, I'll properly edit the OP.

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can i mute the broadcast ?

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I don't know, but you can do what I do to mute Twitch and still get drops. Just mute it via Windows advanced sound options.

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you can also mute the site through the browser, just don't mute it through the player itself.

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I'm pretty sure Twitch gives drops even when muted, though? I think? Did it not work when you left streams muted?

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It works.

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This is not on Twitch. This is a broadcast on Steam. besides that, I don't think you get Steam drops from Twitch for that matter. Twitch is for game item drops.

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Yes, we know. We were just talking about how muted streams affect drops (or don't, in that matter).
Also, no, you don't get Steam items from Twitch drops, except if the game items you get are in the Steam inventory (Don't Starve Together does that for example), but it'll be in that game's category in your Steam inventory, not "Steam" category of the Steam inventory, if that makes sense.

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In my experience, Twitch drops are unaffected by however format you run the stream. Same with respect to Steam streams. That includes whether it's muted and unmuted. I've always had the streams muted. What doesn't get your drops is when you're trying to run simultaneous streams. AFAIK, whichever is deemed the active stream will get you the drops, so it's best to just watch one stream at a time.

Error on my part, I have forgotten about the few games I have that do have Steam drops. I'm used to them being in game drops. Very few of them are still tradeable, but I've yet to dabble into that, which largely is why I forgot about that. It's super rare. Anyway, point stands that this is far from a Twitch matter anyway.

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Yes, it only works on one stream at a time. Two streams of the same game won't "boost" the time, and two streams of different games will only make progression on the first one.

Yes.

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Oh hey, I saw you in the chat, lol. Yes you can mute, and sending !drop doesn't change anything.

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Hi i saw people there saying no drops yet. We just have to wait i guess. Thanks

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Same here, which is why I edited the title so it doesn't mislead people. The drops will come, the items exist, just not today it seems.
Edited, they did drop today.

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bump for broadcast is live, still no drops yet

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Yes, it's the message I mentioned just below.

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The legendary Megumin Shiro just said in chat that the drops will be tomorrow February 10th.
Not sure where the announcement he's quoting is, didn't find it myself, but he himself is good enough of a source for me, lol.
Edit: from their website, thanks xMystery!

Copy paste of his quote:

Join us tomorrow night (10 February) to watch on our Festival of Rail event page to make sure you don't miss out on free emote and profile background rewards.

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Thank you for the updates :)

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You are welcome! :D

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Found it on their website by the end of the article: https://live.dovetailgames.com/live/train-simulator/articles/article/chinese-new-year-sale-bundle

Join us on Railfan TV tomorrow night (10 February) to watch a Southwest China High Speed run with British Ace, this route is part of our new bundle and has recently been localised into Chinese for local players. Also on the stream you'll be able to watch an exclusive preview of the upcoming HXD1 Just Trains locomotive from Jamie. Watch on our Festival of Rail event page to make sure you don't miss out on free emote and profile background rewards.

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Thank you! I assumed it would be on their website or socials, but was lazy to check, haha.

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Worth mentioning that they use UTC time, so even though it says tomorrow night it’s 9AM tomorrow if you’re on the west coast.

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I was wondering what time zone they were using, then forgot about it. Thanks! Where did you find that, though?

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You can find a schedule of their streams using UTC if you scroll down on this page: https://live.dovetailgames.com/live/train-sim-world/articles/article/festival-of-rail-2024

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Forgot to reply, thanks again!

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Why did I get 8 items watching now though?

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Hi! Same question as below, which items did you get from last year?

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Festival of Rail 2023 backgrouns (3) and the 5 emoticons

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Thanks! So, different people, different items. Weird.

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Got 11 drops, 8 emoticons and 3 backgrounds, from the previous event.

Correction: 5 emoticons from the current event and 3 emoticons plus the background from the previous event (2023).

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Hi! Which items did you get from last year?

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Festival of Rail 2023
Three backgrounds:

  1. Train Simulator Classic: AC4400CW
  2. Train Simulator Classic: Class 390
  3. Train Simulator Classic: ICE T

Three emoticons:

  1. :TSac4400cw:
  2. :TSClass390:
  3. :TSIceT:
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Interesting, a couple of my friends got those, too. Thanks!

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You're welcome!

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Just adding pic for the 11 items given today in case people are wondering.

  • Day 1 Drops
    • Backgrounds 2023 (Won't repeat if you own)
      1. Train Simulator Classic: AC4400CW
      2. Train Simulator Classic: Class 390
      3. Train Simulator Classic: ICE T
    • Emoticons 2023 (Won't repeat if you own)
      1. :TSac4400cw:
      2. :TSClass390:
      3. :TSIceT:
    • Emoticons 2024
      1. :TSW4Azuma:
      2. :TSW4FlyingScot:
      3. :TSW4Metrolink:
      4. :TSW4OBB:
      5. :TSW4Vectron:

Probably tmr another set of drops will come up like previous years, just not sure if today's drop will be repeating for tmr if any people missed them.

P.S.

Eh? Legend? NOOOOOO 😱
I'm just normal user like anyone of you!!

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Thanks for dropping by!! :D

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You're welcome and thx for the thread as well!! =D

Just hoping tmr there's a chance for people who missed to get those from Day 1 (In case each day has different drops)

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You're welcome!
I hope so too, but probably won't happen, just like last year. Maybe it'll come back in 2025, who knows?

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It was a surprise that emoticons repeated, since on the SteamDB or Steam Card Exchange page, only those 3 Backgrounds are repeated on both 2023 and 2024.

So didn't expect the emoticons from 2023 showing up as well.

And yep, keep positive waiting for future come backs.

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Oh, interesting. 🤔
Been a while I didn't check SteamDB for those things, I just fetch SCE links for my posts. 😅

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Usually SCE are faster and having complete list earlier.
The only downside will just be the Points Shop price, that sometimes it somehow can't retrieve but on SteamDB they show the price normally.

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I see I see. :o Thanks!

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are backgrounds droping or only emoticons?

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Only emoticons, apparently.

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I also got the 5 ones from the current event just now.

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Bump for live, just finished editing the title and description!

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Edited the title and description again, and added an FAQ if it helps.
I've had the stream on for over an hour now, can confirm I only got the 5 emotes, no backgrounds. I already had the 2023 items, some users above said they got some items from the 2023 event.
Maybe the backgrounds will be for Sunday's stream?

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Spreading the drops out across different streams is pretty annoying. On the plus side they seem to be marketable again this year, so if you miss the stream you’ll probably be able to pick them up for like 3 cents each.

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I get that it's annoying on one hand, having to tune in multiple times, but on the other hand it gives a chance to people that missed one day's streams... But, well, might as well just give everything everyday?
I suppose it just makes sense when you think how those drops are designed to grow viewership, not just hand out items for free, lol. Different drops on different days = more viewers every day, not just a spike on the first day.

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Thanks just got 11 drops 3 backgrounds and 9 emoticons.

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You're welcome! Which emoticons did you get, though?

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3 from 2023 and rest from 2024.

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Alright, thanks!

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Thanks. I've got 11 items. Backgrounds and emoticons from 2023 and emoticons from 2024.

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You are welcome! Cute cat!

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Thanks for the heads up :)

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You are welcome! :D

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Cheers for the heads up and got the 5 emotes after about 5 minutes. :)

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Cheers, nice! :D

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Is the event over? I only get a loading screen

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Just checked, I got "broadcaster is offline". It seems that the streams are unfortunately over for today.

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!drop

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I watched the stream yesterday night (around 00:00, GMT+7) for over 10 minutes without any drop, I accidentally switched out of the stream and came back for another 10 minutes without luck still (I watched it directly on Steam, while playing game). I wonder if the timer accumulate and if I did it wrong somewhere.
Looks like I missed the first day drop, let's hope today will be the day :D

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Strange. Good luck for later today!

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"This broadcaster is offline". Was there a specific time window? Nothing mentioned above though.

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I'll edit the post with a schedule. I didn't do so earlier because not all their streams grant drops, and it's still unclear which streams do.

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Offline

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Will reply to messages and update the OP a bit later.

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It appears disconnected, it is annoying for those of us who are not from their region, they should leave the video repeated for those who want to obtain the items.

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Yeah. :/ Maybe you can try leaving the broadcast on? I don't know if it'll work, never tried.

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After dozens of edits, I hope the post is more readable now, lol. Bump!


[Friday 9th] Update: it seems that the backgrounds will most likely drop during the weekend. More details here.
[Saturday 10th] Update: added the livestream schedule at the end of the post. I did not do so earlier because not all streams grant drops, and it is still unclear which streams do and which ones do not. Yesterday (Friday) we got drops on the third stream, but there is no certainty as to whether or not it will be the same today.

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missed :(

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Missed Friday, but you still have a chance on Saturday!

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yes but when start again? time?

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Ended... But you didn't miss out. No drops today for some reason. Maybe tomorrow...

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Okay thank you, tomorrow then :)

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Hopefully so, good luck!

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