Train Book List

If you love trains as much as we do then read these books that feature trains in them!
*Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of books featuring trains. Whenever we find new ones we like to add them to the list.*

If you are interested in finding more books about trains, visit our local library or talk to a librarian for more suggestions!

  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (1985)
  • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (1958)
  • The Railway Series by Rev. Wilbert Awdry and Christopher Awdry

Young Adult
  • Murder on 'The Canadian' by Eric Wilson

Adult Fiction

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (1934) 
  • The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton (1975)
  • The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling 
  • La Bete Humaine by Émile Zola (1890) 
  • Stories of the Railway by VL Whitechurch (1912)
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (1975) 
  • Parallel Lines by Ian Marchant (2003) 
  • Around the World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1872) 
  • 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (1957) 
  • Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (1950)
  • Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood (1991) 
  • Murder on the Flying Scotsman by Carola Dunn (1996) 
  • Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett (2013) 
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2006) 
  • The Christmas Train by David Baldacci (2001) 
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (1928) 
  • Drood by Dan Simmons (2009) 
  • Railway Confessions  – A Collection of Short Stories by Carolyn Moncel (2012)
  • The  Railway Station: A Social History by Jeffrey Richards and John M. MacKenzie (1986)
  • The Oxford Companion to British Railway History  by Oxford Press (1997)
  • Union Pacific: Salt Lake Route by Mark Hemphill Boston Mills Press (1995)
  • Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company, The: Historic Union Pacific Salt Lake Route (Second Edition) by John Signor Golden West Books (2020)