Check out some of the best gifts for train lovers. My selection includes great gifts for both adults and children who love to travel by rail or simply enjoy trains!
If you love train travel check out some of my great articles at the end of this post all about some of the most beautiful journeys in the world you can take by rail.
Travelling by train is my favourite way to get around the world – why take a plane when you can see so much more from the comfort of a railway carriage!
TRAIN BOOKS FOR ADULTS | TRAIN BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
DVD’S FOR CHILDREN | TRAIN THEMED CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN
TRAIN THEMED CLOTHING FOR ADULTS
GIFTS FOR TRAIN LOVERS – TOP TRAIN BOOKS
For some travel inspiration for your next train trip then this has got to be the book to deliver it – detailing some of the most scenic train journeys in the world prepare for some serious wanderlust. Perfect for those who are planning for the next train journey!
ALL ABOARD – THE COMPLETE NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL GUIDE
Everything you could want to know about traveling North America by train. Including insightful travel tips this will make your train trips smoother and more enjoyable.
Advice on booking trips, finding the lowest fares, packing for an overnight trip,what to do on board, who to tip and how to avoid pitfalls.
If you are serious about traveling the USA by train then THIS is the book for you!
THE 50 GREATEST TRAIN JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD
This is my go-to book when I am planning train journeys. It covers some of the most iconic train journeys in the world including the Orient Express and the Trans-Siberian. But also includes some of the less well known but still equally amazing trips you can take by train. An absolute must for every train lover!
AMTRAK’S BEST KEPT SECRET
This book os absolutely bursting with useful advice for any traveler planning to travel the United States Railway system including planning an itinerary, what to eat and what to take.
ELEVEN MINUTES LATE
If traveling the UK by train is on your bucket list (and why not!) this book will give you a real flavour of the eccentricities you may encounter along the way!
PUSHED FROM A TRAIN
An hilarious account of the author’s 17 years of travel through China, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil and other countries around the world. A great way to learn from another person’s mistakes!
Tom Zoellner travels the globe to tell the story of the economic and sociological impact of the railways and how they have transformed the world.
ADVENTURES OF A RAILWAY NOMAD
One August morning the author I walked out of her Seville home taking nothing but a small, roll-aboard bag, a EuRail pass, and her husband.
They traveled with no fixed time limit, no reservations, and only a loose idea of their itinerary. Their goal? To see if they could still have the kind of spontaneous adventures they had enjoyed in their youth. They spent three months on trains, mostly in Eastern Europe, and the results – often hilarious, occasionally harrowing, definitely life-changing – form the basis of this book!
TRAIN – A DEFINITIVE VISUAL HISTORY
Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today’s high speed bullet trains.
Beautiful photographs and detailed maps explore some of the world’s most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the trans-Siberian Railway, and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line.
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TRAIN GIFTS FOR KIDS
A selection of great train themed gifts for children including train books for kids, best train books for toddlers and more! Also take a look at my post which spotlights the TOP 15 TRAIN GIFTS FOR YOUR CHILD!
THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN
All aboard for Dreamland!
With soothing, lyrical words and beautiful illustrations The Goodnight Train will make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight!
THE BIG BOOK OF TRAINS
This is the perfect book for children who love trains. Packed full of pictures and informative text this is an essential book for kids who want to know everything about trains!
TRAIN – A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAGES BOOK
This is an absolute must buy for children who love trains – this is a book like you have never seen before!
It’s the story of a train moving across the American landscape—but with an actual three-dimensional miniature train that loops up and down and across each spread, traveling along an interior track from front to back without ever leaving the pages.
Move the red steam engine out of the depot and to the front of the book, where the sun is just coming up over a bay, and then take a journey across wide plains, up mountains and down hills, into a city at night with its beacons of light—and finally, back to the rail yard. The panoramic landscapes are filled with marvelous details that young children will delight in discovering, and the sweet, simple rhyming language pulls the story along and will be happily repeated when it’s time to start the journey all over again. All aboard!
THOMAS AND FRIENDS
A collection of all four of the enormously popular Thomas board books including Go, Train, Go!; Stop, Train, Stop!; A Crack in the Track!; and Blue Train, Green Train.
All four books are boxed together in a nifty little “lunchbox,” these four books are a feast for Thomas’ smallest fans.
WHERE DO STEAM TRAINS SLEEP AT NIGHT?
Have you ever wondered what little trains do when it’s time for bed?
The same things you do! Freight trains, passenger trains, subways, trolleys—and more—wash up, have a snack, load their teddies for story time, and get rocked to sleep by mommy and daddy trains beneath a blanket of stars.
Little train lovers will gain a new affinity for their bedtime routine when they find they share it with their favorite trains.
With a CD and wall chart any train lover will absolutely adore this fantastic book! A great buy for any little train lover this holiday season!
TV PROGRAMS – CHILDREN
ALL ABOUT TRAINS
Join Carl the Train Conductor and his 14 animated rail friends as they take your child on an adventure to learn lots of fun and fascinating things about trains. Learn how trains were invented, how they work, how fast they go, different kinds of trains, how they talk to each other, train safety, steam and diesel engines and lots more!
One of the most exciting live-action train programs for you, your children, and grandchildren to enjoy. You will thrill to every exciting minute of these big, colorful steam and diesel trains as they thunder on by with lots of close-up action and real life train sounds. Lots of sing-along songs for you to enjoy.
GIFTS FOR TRAIN LOVERS – ADULT CLOTHING
TRAIN LOVERS T-SHIRTS
GIFTS FOR TRAIN LOVERS – CHILDREN’S CLOTHING
STEAM TRAIN T-SHIRT’s FOR CHILDREN
FULL STEAM AHEAD SOCKS
Set of 4 pairs of train themed socks
THOMAS THE TRAIN TODDLER PAJAMA SET
THOMAS THE TANK TRAIN BACKPACK
GIFTS FOR TRAIN LOVERS – A TRAIN SET!
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GREAT GIFTS FOR TRAIN LOVERS
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If you are UK based or are travelling to the UK I would highly recommend a stop at Barter Books in Northumberland which has the best selection of second hand books I have ever seen. It is also housed in an old railway station building with lots of model trains to enjoy racing around on tracks above the book shelves!
Tracy is your expert expat!
She has lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to over 50 more. A qualified school teacher with an interest in history, reading, photography, nature and wildlife she is always planning her next trip (preferably by train)
With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, she is also able to share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help you travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Through down-to-earth stories, tips and advice (based on her own extensive knowledge and experience of life as an expat) she also aims to support new and prospective expats to survive and thrive in Australia.