There is a story I recall many details from, but the title still escapes me. I read a physical school library copy between 2013-2018, in elementary/middle; I live in the USA.
The story starts with a character who lives in a countryside slum, and magic is said to vaguely exist. Occasionally, objects from other worlds fall across the land, and everyone scrambles to find them after the storm ends, hoping to strike it rich. One specific detail is that she, the main character, found a watch once that only she can hear--she sold it twice, but refunded each time, the buyers calling it broken.
When trying to find a friend after the latest storm, she sees another girl lying on the ground. Around the new girl is an apparent scouting party, all also unconscious. When the new girl awakens, she remembers little, except she want to get away from those who she was with. Thus, they high tail it out of there by sneaking onto a train.
Whilst on the train, it is revealed the new girl has a dragon/creature tattoo (the hurdle for me Googling this book), this is a sign of royalty. The train conductor promises to protect her, alongside her assistant who can turn into a flying creature (and whom she saved from slavery). The train carries valuable cargo, subjecting it to attack now and then.
Thus the adventure purses, with the protagonist and the girl traveling on this train to find out who the girl is and why and who exactly is running from. The chase is on as her formers captors pursue her.
Somewhere near the end, she is revealed to be a mechanical girl who was an object from the sky. The man studying her was rather cruel in his methods and is arrested by the king, being the king's advisor. The two girls decide to join the crew of the train, from which their travels may begin.
My memory may not be entirely correct, but I believe this should be sufficient information to identfy the book literally in question.
So, any ideas?