Dream meaning of railroad

If you dream of a railroad, you will find that your business will need close attention, as enemies are trying to usurp you. For a young woman to dream of railroads, she will make a journey to visit friends, and will enjoy some distinction.

To see an obstruction on these roads, indicates foul play in your affairs.

To walk the cross ties of a railroad, signifies a time of worry and laborious work.

To walk the rails, you may expect to obtain much happiness from your skilful manipulation of affairs.

To see a road inundated with clear water, foretells that pleasure will wipe out misfortune for a time, but it will rise, phoenix like, again.

Railroad Crossing

To see a railroad crossing gate in your dream symbolizes temporary setbacks toward achieving your goals, especially if the gate is going down.

If the gate is up, then it means that you have overcome certain obstacles in your life. You are not letting something or someone get in your way of your goals.

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Whether they were old-fashioned or streamlined type, railroad tracks in your dream signify good fortune in the offing; if you were walking the ties, you will achieve your aims through prudent hard work, but if you were walking the rails, you will be helped by influential friends. 

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

The railroad was once the great leveler that joined the world in ways that dramatically expanded civilization, commerce, and culture. Almost antiquated now, it still has a symbolic meaning connected to ways in which different parts of your consciousness are connected. Any travel in a dream represents the idea of making changes or transformations in your life. When the travel is as slow as railroad travel, the sensation that is present could indicate the notion of considering other possibilities. Railroads in a dream could also symbolize old ways of thinking.

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