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19 Books on Trains all Train Lovers will Love

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Do you have a train lover in your family? Or are you a fan of the railways? Having married a railway man and come to love traveling the world by train I understand just how important it is to buy them the right gift!

This gift guide focuses on the top 19 books on trains that I know all train lovers will love (try saying that 5 times rapidly!) including the history of train books, best railroad books, steam train books and other great books about trains.

There is also a selection of books about traveling by train including some which focus on great train journeys in Europe such as the Flam Railway or across Switzerland or for the more adventurous some of those amazing bucket list rail journeys across the world. Definitely a lot of inspiration for those of us who dream of doing most of those trips!

This particular selection focuses on books about trains for adults. If you are looking for children’s books about trains I have two separate posts one where you can find great train books for kids (and train-themed gifts) including best train books for toddlers and great train storybooks.

The Jacobite train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct and is featured in many books on trains and of course the Harry Potter films.
Many train lovers dream of a ride on the Jacobite in Scotland – one of the most famous train journeys in the world

Books all train lovers with love!

A selection of fantastic train themed books for train lovers - some gift ideas for yourself or a train lover in your life.

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Books on trains and train travel

I am sure you will have found some fantastic books on trains for yourself or as a gift for someone who loves trains and train travel.

I have lots of tips about train travel too which may be of interest including how to catch the Eurostar from London to Paris, tips for traveling by overnight sleeper train as well as a comprehensive guide to traveling the UK by train.

For more train-related or book-related gift ideas take a look at these posts: