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Railroad Dream Meaning

What does a Railroad mean in your dream?

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A dream of a railroad generally represents the journey of life.

It is also connected to the subconscious mind, indicating the dreamer’s acceptance of a situation based on the strength of his or her integrity. As railroads are connected to tracks, this is associated with the dreamer’s future, but it can also suggest elements around a certain event that the dreamer is aware of when he or she is awake.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen a railroad.
  • Seen railroad tracks.
  • Seen rusty tracks.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The dream was a pleasant experience.
  • Seeing the railroad was no problem in the dream.
  • The train on the railroad had no problems.

Detailed dream interpretation

The meaning of a railroad track represents the paths or choices that you have in waking life. To dream of rusty tracks means you can look into a person’s mind and know what they are thinking. The railroad is a life path that no one can deviate. This is due to the fact that when one thinks of a railroad, what comes to mind is a desired track that one has to follow. Any deviation from a desired course defines a problem, so a train that peacefully passes along a railroad means everything is going smoothly to plan. Thus, it is easy to say that dreams about railroads have something to do with future expectations and opportunities. If you are traveling on a train it means that you may be looking for something new in your life.

Looking from the side

If you are looking at the railroad from the side of the train, this means that you have a feeling of automatic certainty, and although you do not know where you are heading, you know pretty well that you are heading somewhere positive. You may or may not believe in fate or predestination as the railroad implies, but your confidence in your abilities and capabilities are going to move you in a good direction. It means that your subconscious is telling you to trust in the ‘now’.

Looking from the front

If you are looking at the railroad from the front of the train, you may feel worried about where you are heading. It can be a good sign if you still have certainty of where you are heading and you are full of hope, but if you are skeptical, it is equally a bad omen because it means that you may forget some essential things in the coming days.

Looking from the back

Looking at the railroad from behind the train in your dream can give you the feeling of triumph in regard to leaving the past behind, or the feeling of fear in regard to things you have lost. You are certain that you are going somewhere, but you are not really hopeful about it because you are doing it to prevent something from happening. Your subconscious is making you aware of your need for motivation to get things done.

More than one train

To see more than one train in a dream is a positive omen, and it can relate to more than one option in a situation that is close to you. In a dream, the ‘the other’ train is not always the other choice. Most of the time, the other train is an option that will be presented to you. This means that you have more certainty and peace because you have greater self awareness.

Off the train yet on a railroad

Dreaming of being on a railroad with a speeding train heading towards you is a warning of a complex situation soon to arise, or most probably, a difficult decision to be made. If the train is going away from you, it means that you have a feeling of being left behind on something you wished you were a part of.

Broken railroad

A dream of a broken railroad means failure or hopelessness. If you are riding on a train that is broken, it demonstrates that you need to unlock your creativity. If you are observing a train and you see a broken railroad, it means you will have an opportunity to show your worth in a desperate situation.

Crossing the railroad

If you dream of crossing a railroad, you somehow feel that you are making a decision with a certain risk that can be avoided. If there is more than one track, this means you have a number of options open to you. To see a railway station means that new things are coming your way.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of railroad

Wandering. Surprised. Content. Insecure. Amazed. Curious. Enjoying. Tired.