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Rails Railway Train Station

Several ideas are expressed by railways. Opportunity or choices in life; your life direction if on train – or the direction the events in life are taking you, perhaps your direction of growth. Sometimes the train refers to the direction or events you are involved in with others, a train of events’ in fact.

The rails: The rails themselves represent orthodoxy, the accepted way of going about things, moral values or a direction that is hard to change, and perhaps shared with others. Thus one can say someone has gone off the rails. A communal or generally accepted direction; habitual pathways of thought or action; rigidly fixed to certain attitudes or way of life; inflexibility.

The engine: This depicts the often tremendous energy which takes us through life.

The carriages: Represent the events or influences or things brought about, the train of experiences or events that follow in the wake of our actions; the compartments of your life. A particular compartments or facet of your life. The situation or environment you are in at the moment – perhaps with particular people.

A train or railway station: Depict your efforts or desires to get somewhere, to go on a journey, to find fresh territory, new friendships, opportunities, understanding; to travel to new experiences or parts of self. Self analysis is often symbolised as a journey. Moving toward something new; making a choice or having a choice of directions – directions that may need decision, planning and or choice; changing scenes – i.e. from family to work environment; leaving something behind – a relationship, ones youth; ones ability to change; effort to get somewhere in life or experience something new; parting or meeting, saying farewell or waiting for someone; changes in a relationship or work. The station can also depict the ‘station’ you have reached, or are moving toward in life. So it might therefore be a situation you are in or trying to reach.

Someone preventing us getting to the station or train: Denotes fear or attitudes holding us back in life.

To miss the train: This is like missing the boat, we have missed the opportunity, lost the chance, perhaps realising an end to a relationship, or someone is departing from our life. Maybe a sense of inadequacy; held back by ones own hesitations; hidden desire to avoid change or to make ones individual journey; not connecting with an opportunity or events.

To be run over by a train: Is to be threatened by the things we have set in motion, or by the orthodox ‘on the rails’ beliefs or attitudes of self or others. Thus the train can symbolise success or failure to get on in life.

Leaving someone behind or being left behind: Feelings about loss of spouse; or break-up of relationship; being left; change of some sort; watching someone take a direction or get involved in things that mean parting.

The train journey: The aspect of your journey through life which has connections with other people and has a predetermined end, limiting your individual will, and passing through certain stages; journey into self awareness; can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences which carry us through life.

The aspect of our journey through life that has connections with other people and has a predetermined end unless you change trains. It is therefore limiting your individual will, and passing through certain stages. It may show a journey into self awareness. And because you are being pulled along by a power other than your own efforts, it can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences that carry us through life. But it refers in general to your movement through life as time passes. Passing through certain stages; journey into self awareness; can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences which carry us through life.

The journey might be one you remember making in the past, or meeting someone from a previous journey. These can both refer to influences in your present life from prior to your birth.

Idioms: Go off the rails; lose track of something; make tracks for; on somebody’s track.



-Kelsie gunder 2014-05-13 15:02:40

My friends and I were hanging out at a train station like it was some sort of party and this guy that I’ve been in love with for over a year was with us. He’s never committed to me however. And a train was coming so we ran but the guy gets his legs ran over so I ran back to him but it was all a dream and his legs were fine.


-vishal soni 2014-07-09 18:50:50

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-paarth sharma 2014-07-13 4:59:13

I have a dream that I am standing on a railway station and suddenly there is an announcement about the trains and the trains are coming back to back……..can you tell me what it means??


-manoj 2014-07-29 6:09:27

I dreamt of waiting for train at railway station, what does it signify?


-carol tindal 2014-10-04 18:38:35

what does it mean when you dream you are in a train station waiting for the train to come?


-Chiyan 2014-12-13 19:46:35



    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-14 11:34:00

    Hi to you too Chiyan. I hope you found what you were looking for.



-Ndabezinhle Khumalo 2014-12-21 4:58:42

Had a dream that I missed the train, because the guy that paid for the trip, also went missing with my ticket. However came back to give me the ticket later on.


    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-21 14:36:50

    Ndabezinhle – I cannot be sure about the meaning because I depend on a fuller description of the dream. But I think you were planning a change that was sure to go okay, but you lacked the ticket, your right to make the journey or change. But you correct this and you can now go ahead with whatever you wished to do.



-Cherese 2015-01-27 16:13:11

I dreamt of being on train with my small son. The train’s compartments were some what dirty. The train looked as if it used to have windows and doors but have been long gone. It was night. The train and the track seemed to be elevated far in the sky above trees. I knew the train was about to depart. I knew if me and my son were not fastened by a seatbelt we would be in danger of falling off the train once it began its journey. I was fearful. I had my seatbelt on but my small son did not. My panic climbed as I was unable to reach my son to fasten him in as the train started to pull. I woke up terrified that I was unable to save my son.


-Isac 2015-04-07 1:15:51

I keep having a dream where I am catching a train and I always find some people I know from school on the station and I catch the train with them to begin with but as the train goes on they just aren’t there anymore, sometimes they will become a different person that I don’t know or just completely disappear, it doesn’t bother me because I’m trying to get away from all that.
Anyway whenever I catch this line in real life I always cut the stations up into sections for some reason (just a thing I started as a kid lol ^-^) and like the first 5 stations are the coast areas, then there is a long tunnel and at the end of that are 4 stations just outside coast but also a far distance from outer city, then after that it goes 3 outer city stations then the last 2 being inner city. I basically started breaking these little sections up going off the graffiti, the further away I got the less local graffiti I would see, and the graffiti will also improve in style both in dream and real life.
In the dream I would always go from the stations “ww” to “sthf”
But the dream would always stop at or continue but the train would never go Into the tunnel, and I get really frustrated because I don’t like the coast area in real life, infact I’m trying to move from my mums, study at tafe because I don’t cope in school and I can’t cope at home, and move in with my uncle but he has been holding out with an answer and it’s really getting me down and frustrated because if he says no at the last second I’m stuffed. And I think this dream is me trying to get free to my uncles and start a new and the train stopping or dream ending at this tunnel is his uncertainty. Or it’s me feeling like no one wants me to leave and achieve higher in life than what I will on the coast so I can’t get past this tunnel which I have marked the end of the coast, I don’t really know lol

Anyway a bit of detail about the dream: it’s always really dull, the colours are like rusty, copper, baige, dark red, yellowish Orange. And the already dark stuff like the roads, dying grass, train tracks with the rocks at the bottom, graffiti everywhere. It’s like that all the way to the tunnel, I can’t see down through the tunnel it’s all just black, there’s never any sun. Whenever there’s water it’s always dark grey and mucky with big swell breaking (even with places that have no swell). Anyway I’m not going to go on anymore because I could go on forever lol but I think I already put enough. I don’t know what I’m trying to get out of this comment, I just wanted to put something… If you want to put some of your knowledge or understanding on this please feel free!


-Jalisa 2015-06-06 8:44:03

I dreamt that my children and I caught the wrong train,than got off at the next stop so that we could make it back to my husband. We finally backtracked and than the right train shows up,I was so anxious that this train may leave my husband.As soon as the doors was getting ready to shut my husband catches it.I was so relieved and happy.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-06-06 16:37:36

    Dear Jalisa – I can understand that you were relieved being able to continue your journey with your children and husband again.
    On the other hand I do believe that there is nothing wrong with journeying without him for a while whenever Life puts you for the choice, as long as you can find your way back to him, which you were able to do.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/relationship-sex/ages-of-love-2/
    You might take home with you valuable experiences which you were not able to find within the relationship with your husband and these experiences can enrich both your and his inner world and those of your (inner) children.
    I wonder if you noticed any change in your children in this dream.
    These children in your dream might be aspects from you that needed this experience to grow.
    Children appear in so many roles in dreams, and mostly point to those facets of oneself that either were hurt in your own childhood, or have not grown beyond that stage.
    I feel it will be helpful to enter this dream while awake and explore what this “wrong train” is about and if you might be able to perceive it as “the right train” too.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/beliefs/
    So while awake and relaxed imagine yourself back in the dream and continue it as fantasy or a daydream. Alter the dream in any way; experiment with it; play with it, until you find a way to fully feel at ease with it. In doing this you must not ignore the feelings of resistance and spontaneous emotion and fantasy that may occur. Satisfaction comes only when you have found a way of integrating these into your conscious imagining.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    Good Luck!
    Anna :-)


-Christopher 2015-06-10 17:05:23

I had a dream in which I was riding on the outside front of the train engine facing forward standing up with the center of the train up against my back. I was not scared but laughing and having fun. I also dropped a deck of red playing cards(in the dream) that a friend has just given me in real life.What does it mean?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-06-13 11:13:26

    Dear Christoph – Your dream suggests that you have a lot of energy which takes you through life.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/energy-sex-and-dreams/
    The meaning of your dream depends on what you associate with your red playing cards.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/association-of-ideas-with-dreams/#Working
    Is it about gambling? Taking responsible risks in life?
    Playing cards can depict the game of life in which you win or lose, or are an observer. If you regularly play cards, then it can suggest your skill in dealing with plans or schemes that involve other people. In other words, are you playing your cards right? So it could indicate planning, scheming, figuring out moves in a relationship, etc. It is very noticeable in playing cards that our response is often dictated by what card the other person or people put down, links with the portrayal of moves made in response to others. The card game for many people is a time of socialising, relaxing, and being in an environment other than work.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/cards-playin/
    So what do you associate with “drop it”, in this case your playing cards?
    Did your feelings change in some way when you dropped the deck of cards?
    If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistorted. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to recognise them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/emotions-and-mood-in-dreams/
    and to continue to explore this dream for yourself;
    Good Luck!
    Anna :-)


-Daniela 2015-06-11 13:58:26

gratitude for your website ! That night I dreamed I ran into a train line next to train the doors were open was a freight train. I was carrying in his hands a box of my stuff that I ran and put the boxes inside the train and then she stood waiting for the train to leave leading this box.Do you mean something about letting go ?


-Brenda 2015-06-14 20:20:00

I dreamed that the railroad tracks where submerged under water and the train was floating on top of the water following the tracks (which were under water)


-Kristoffer 2015-06-25 16:26:49

I dreamt i was on a train just now, going on it, i had a poloroid kamera on my chest, the train left the station i was walking around in the train, it was going fast, no one around me seemed to care about me, i sat down, in a minutes the train started to tilt and it stayed in a 90 degree angle, i thought i were going to fall but didn’t i was stuck in the chair, tried to take a selfie with the polorid but i pushed the wrong button so instead of taking a picture i was pushing the photos out of the camera. The train leveled with the ground and the train stop, the passengers, left and came on the train, it started rolling again, and started to tilt, i was now hanging from a pool, i saw a guy holding my legs up like he was lifting me legs, but he stood with no problem on the train floor, haha well maybe a bit messy written but that was my dream


-Snehasish 2015-06-29 14:48:27

Your interpretation is surely dependable as verified by my personal past experience that commensurate with dreams.


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