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The Molentary Railway Express is a train consisting of five passenger cars, a deluxe passenger car, a dining

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car, and an observation deck that appears at Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. It is famous for its comfort and luxury, and is often referred to as "a cruise ship on rails". It is owned by Mr. Beluga. It also appears in Professor Layton's London Life.


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Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box[]

When Professor Layton and Luke board the train, Flora tails them. The train is on a set route from London but rumors have surfaced that it visits a "phantom town" not found on maps. Whilst exploring the train they are astonished to find that Babette's little boy (dog), Tom is missing and they find Inspector Chelmey on board. Whilst searching for Tom they are told that a young girl (Flora in disguise) has found Tom, so they head to the deck and Flora's disguise is blown away. Luke asks Flora what she is doing here and she says that she didn't want to be all alone again, Layton gets Tom and takes him back to Babette. Later on, after stopping in the village of Dropstone, they get back on the train and head to the deluxe car, and are drugged into sleep by roses put in the cars by Sammy as they pass through a long unlit tunnel. After stopping they discover they have arrived at Folsense Station. Then they get off the train and head into Folsense, where the rest of the adventure passes. At the end of the game, they go back to London.

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Professor Layton's London Life[]

The player arrives in town on the Molentary Express. The only passengers and employees shown are Hank, Mr. Beluga, and Sammy. Later on in the game, Mr. Beluga holds a ticket game, in which the player helps organize the locations the train is heading to.

Staff and Passengers[]

Mr. Beluga[]

Mr. Beluga is the owner of the Molentary Express. He constantly gets angry at his nephew Sammy, who is the conductor, but he is generally friendly to passengers. He is also the owner of the Herzen Museum, and is actually the second son of the late Duke Herzen and the brother of Anton Herzen, although he changed his name.

Sammy Thunder[]

Samuel "Sammy" Thunder is Mr. Beluga's nephew and the conductor of the Molentary Express. In Folsense, Mr. Beluga (who he sometimes calls "Unko") sends him to find the Elysian Box, and is afterwards supected by Inspector Chelmey's reasoning of killing Dr. Schrader. However, after Professor Layton clears everything up, he is let go and, after deciding that he is sick of his job, is determined to accomplish his dream of being a rock star.


Chester is the train's restaurant waiter. He is found in the dining car for the time Layton and Luke are investigating the Elysian Box on the Molentary Express.


Macaroon is the only chef employed on the Molentary Express. He lets Layton and Luke take care of his hamster, and to try and get him into shape.


Hank is one of the most important people on the Molentary Express. The reason for this is because he is responsible for keeping the train in good repair. He is also part of the team who "repairs" the train's deluxe carriage, ready for its passage to Folsense.


Sally pushes the snacks around for the passengers. She talks to Luke and gives him a puzzle.


The Molentary Express has 7 cars in it. The main engine of the train is inaccessible throughout the game, and the deluxe car (Car 2) is inaccessible until a certain point after Chapter 3.

Deluxe Car (Car 2)[]

The first passenger car of the train. This car houses the cabins for some of London's richest citizens including the Train's owner, Mr. Beluga. After Layton, Luke, and Flora sneak in here, they are drugged by flowers Sammy puts out and the train heads for Folsense. It can be inferred that Katia and Inspector Chelmey were also were in this car, as they too can be found at Folsense.

Car 3[]

This is the third car of the Molentary Express and it holds the cabin for Professor Layton. Flora's cabin is also in this car, and more specifically, next door to Layton's.

Car 4[]

The fourth car of the train is another passenger car and holds the cabin for Capone and Mitzi.

Car 5 (Dining Car)[]

The dining room is where Layton meets Chester and Macaroon, two employees of the train. Inside a small room in this car is the kitchen, where Layton and Luke "adopt" Macaroon's Hamster.

Car 6[]

The sixth car of the Molentary Express is another car for the passengers and doesn't have much use in the game, save for Babette's room.

Car 7 (Observation Deck)[]

The glorious observation deck in the back car of the Molentary Express possesses a beautiful view of the trees and fields that go by. Here, Layton and Luke confront the girl who had been following them, who turned out to be Flora.


US Version

The Molentary Express is owned by railroad tycoon Beluga. It's famous for its luxury, earning it the title of the world's only cruise ship on rails. Just a few passengers know that it also travels a secret second route that takes it to Folsense.

UK Version

The Molentary Express is owned by Beluga, the railroad tycoon. It's famous for its luxury, earning it the title of the world's only cruise ship on rails. Just a few passengers know that it also has a secret second route that goes to Folsense.



  • In Last Specter, the green train featured in one of the Professor's Trunk minigames is based on the Molentary Express.
  • In Last Specter, Rosa gives a request to ride on the Molentary Express, but Layton's office is weighing her down.
  • It is said in Diabolical Box the train is fifty years old: the same age as the village of Dropstone.
    • With that, the Molentary Express was founded on August 12th, as Dropstone was founded on that same day, evident by The Secret Message.
  • In the tenth episode of Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery-Solving Files, the Molentary Express is seen as one of the accessories on Marina's handbag.