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Gifts For Railroad Workers and Railroad Enthusiasts

29 Railroad Themed Gifts For Railroad Workers and Railroad Enthusiasts

Find the perfect railroad-themed gift for your train enthusiast and railroad worker in our comprehensive list of 29 Railroad Themed Gifts for Railroad Workers and Railroad Enthusiasts.

The Railway industry is one of the vital industries in our economy because of the important role it plays in transporting both goods and services, and as well as people from one place to another. And this is why the men and women who work in the Railway Industry to see that it continues to function should always be appreciated. Gifts are one way they can be appreciated and in this gift list we have picked out the best Railroad themed gifts for you to show love and appreciation to that railroad worker that you know.

The gifts in this article have been divided into 4 categories – Railroad Themed Gifts for Railroad Workers, Railroad Retirement Gifts, Gifts for Railroad Enthusiasts, and Christmas Gifts for Railroad Workers.

RAILROAD THEMED GIFTS FOR RAILROAD WORKERS

Personalized gifts with a railroad theme would make for good gifts for a railroad worker. These gifts also serve as the needed reminder of how awesome what they are doing is. Any of these railroad-themed gifts would be a perfect gift for a railroad worker no matter the occasion.

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1. Travel Coffee Mug with Heater.

Usually, when railroad workers take off from a station they don’t have the luxury of making a brief coffee stop until they get to their destination. Now with this temperature coffee mug, they don’t have to worry about having a coffee fix on their railroad journey. This mug serves it up at whatever temperature they want it at when they want to have it.

Pros.

  • It is easy to use.
  • It is easy to clean.
  • It heats up quickly.
  • It keeps content hot for a long time.
  • It comes with two sets of car chargers and two extra replacement fuses for the mobile charger.

Cons.

  • One customer complained that it started to leak after some time.
  • It has been said not to be durable.
  • It is not dishwasher safe. This is to be expected given that it is an electrical gadget.

This temperature coffee mug would be loved by railroad workers because they get to always have their coffee with them and to have it at their preferred temperature.

2. Railroad Yard Worker Coffee Mug.

This mug with its inspirational message is just the perfect mug for a railroad worker to have their coffee or other hot beverage.

Pros.

  • It comes with an inspirational message.
  • It is big. The size is 15oz.
  • The message is printed on both sides.
  • The printing stays on even when washed.
  • It is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Cons.

  • It comes only in one color.
  • It is fragile.
  • The size may be big for some.

The size of the mug should not be a problem because there’s also the option to purchase the 11oz size. It has the right dose of inspiration for a railroad worker.

(This Instant Railroad Worker Coffee Mug is also pretty cool if you wanted a variety).

3. 15L Portable Mini Fridge.

This portable fridge is another cool travel companion to give a railroad companion. They don’t have to worry about having snacks, or food or drinks. This amazing gift allows them to stock up and have it plugged in on the journey.

Pros.

  • It comes with a handle making it easy to carry around.
  • It can fit tall drinks.
  • It is small and compact.
  • It is great for drinks and snacks.
  • Most customers have used it for storing skincare products.
  • It is easy to clean.

Cons.

  • Some customers have complained about its durability.
  • Some customers have also said it is noisy.
  • A good number have complained that it wasn’t working when they received it.
  • It forms puddles at the bottom of the fridge.

The reviews on this product have been mixed and not very positive on the durability. Customers however agree that the size is perfect and would be great but for the defects, it came with. It is a risky purchase.

4. Railroad Yard Worker Wine Glass.

Another inspirational container for a railroad worker to enjoy their wine with.

Pros.

  • The inside is made with stainless steel for retaining temperature.
  • It comes with a lid.
  • It comes with an inspirational but funny message.
  • It is easy to clean.

Cons.

  • It is not dishwasher safe. It can only be hand washed.

Whether they like their wine warm or chilled, this temperature preserving wine tumbler allows them to have their wine with the right dose of inspiration. Even though it is supposed to be a wine tumbler, it can also be used for other drinks.

(For a variety, this Instant Railroad Worker Wine Tumbler is also cool).

5. Trains and Signs Travel Mug.

This is another beautiful railroad-themed gift that comes with rail signs beautifully printed on this travel mug. The mug is also beautiful and would be proudly carried about by a railroad worker as they make their rounds on their journey.

Pros.

  • The outside covering makes it easy to grip.
  • The printing covers the whole mug.
  • The lid does not leak.
  • It retains the temperature of the contents inside.
  • It is firm and sturdy on surfaces.
  • The railroad theme artwork is beautiful.

Cons.

  • It is not dishwasher safe.

Only one customer at the time of writing complained that it leaked. Every other customer who had reviewed this product at the time of writing said it was a pretty gift for the train enthusiast and railroad worker they gave it to. Your railroad worker friend or loved one will also love it.

6. Historical Train Pocket Watch.

Why not have them check the time to their arrival in style. This vintage-looking pocket watch is a classy piece to give a railroad worker. It’s also a perfect gift for a train enthusiast.

Pros.

  • It looks vintage and classy.
  • It keeps time accurately.
  • It is easy to carry about.
  • It comes with a necklace chain.
  • It is battery operated.
  • The back panel is replaceable.
  • It is an anniversary edition.
  • It comes in nice packaging.

Cons.

  • The watch face itself is small.
  • It does not come with any instructions for use.

More than just keeping time, this historic-looking piece that also happens to be an anniversary edition makes for a great collector material. You can rest assured that the recipient would love it.

7. Railroad Spike Iron Coat Hooks.

This sturdy railroad spike cast iron coat hook can hold up just about anything put on it – coats, bags, hats, and plenty more.

Pros.

  • It is sturdy and able to carry whatever is put on it.
  • It can be mounted anywhere.
  • It can carry anything that can stay on a hook.
  • It looks vintage yet classy.

Cons.

  • There have been several complaints that the screws supplied are too large for the hooks.
  • It does not come with instructions.

This is another beautiful railroad-themed gift for just about anyone who loves railroad mementos. It is the perfect mix of vintage and modern. Even though it can carry anything it is best not to overload it with too many heavy items. The screws issue should not deter you from purchasing this classy piece.

8. Steampunk Locomotive Gift for Men.

This beautiful locomotive looking train is the perfect decor for a male railroad worker’s mantlepiece or tabletop. It would also be a beautiful collector piece for a railroad enthusiast.

Pros.

  • It is sturdy.
  • It is a beautiful decorative piece.
  • It looks classy.
  • It is made with durable quality resin material.

Cons.

  • There hasn’t been a bad review of this beautiful piece at the time of writing.

A beautiful decorative piece and collector item for both a railroad worker, a retiring railroad worker, and a train enthusiast.

9. Retro Station Clock with Two Sides.

This retro-looking railroad theme gift is the only clock that a railroad worker should have, as a proud insignia of what they do. It would also be a good gift to a train enthusiast.

Pros.

  • It can rotate.
  • The clock is on both sides.
  • It can go with any setting.
  • It can be used in an outdoor area shielded from the elements.
  • It is a beautiful decorative piece.
  • It keeps time accurately.
  • Both clocks have a seconds hand.

Cons.

  • It does not come with screws for mounting it.
  • One customer said it rotated too much with the wind.

This beautiful retro-looking clock with its double face brings a life of its own to any space. Railroad enthusiasts and railroad workers alike would love it the same way the great majority of customers who have bought it do.

RAILROAD RETIREMENT GIFTS FOR RETIRING RAILROAD WORKERS.

A retiring railroad worker should get only the best appreciation gift that would reflect the work and valuable contribution he made in the Railway industry. Gift items should be such that he/she can keep around them to always remind them of the Railway industry that they love. Any of the items listed in the first section can also be given as gifts. The gifts in this category would stand out because of the constant beautiful reminder of the Railway industry to the retiring railroad worker. It also tells anyone who visits the retiree that he/she made a remarkable impact on the industry.

10. American Flag Train Wall Art.

Nothing says proud American railroad worker like this wall art. And giving this to a retiring railroad worker will make them so proud to display this in their living space after their retirement party. It’s a nice thoughtful gift that says “we appreciate the value add you brought”.

Pros.

  • It is big and the perfect size.
  • It is ready to be hung.
  • It comes with the American flag.

Cons.

  • Two customers at the time of writing said the quality was poor and low.

The positive reviews on this artwork are more than the two critical reviewers. Given the majority positive reviews, it is a beautiful gift especially because of the American flag accentuating the train. If however, you wanted to try another railroad themed artwork as a gift, this 4-Piece Steam Train In Progress Wall Art is another beautiful artwork that would be a good retirement gift to give.

11. Locomotive Train Wall Clock.

A retired railroad worker would be very thrilled to receive this railroad memento as a retirement gift. It’s the best timekeeping gift you could give them and especially because the numbers are big and easy to read and they won’t have to struggle to know what the time is. It would also be loved by a railroad enthusiast.

Pros.

  • It is sturdy and heavy.
  • It is well made with intricate details.
  • It is a beautiful decorative piece.
  • It keeps time well.
  • The size is perfect.
  • The numbers are big and easy to read.

Cons.

  • At the time of writing, there has been no critical review of this gift item.

Every single customer who purchased this gift item at the time of writing is impressed by four things – it’s expensive and classy look, its intricate design and railroad theme, its ability to keep time, and the fact that it is not difficult to read the time.

12. Personalized Retirement Rail Spike Knife for Father with Display Stand for Railroad Spike Knife.

This railroad inspired spike knife can be personalized with the name of the special man in your life who is retiring (or for any other occasion). What better way to etch appreciation than on one of the symbols of the railway industry, the spike knife. Couple this knife with the Spike Knife Display Stand and you have the best retirement gift. Everyone who walks into the retiring railroad worker’s living room will have no doubt that he made an impact.

Pros.

  • It is hand-forged.
  • It is sharp.
  • It is durable.
  • It comes with beautiful gift packaging.

Cons.

  • The knife is a little small.
  • The knife may not sit well on the display stand.

We combined the Display Stand on a knife not made from the same company. For a spike knife that would sit better on the Display Stand, this Northern Crescent Railroad Spike Knife which can also be personalized would be a better alternative. Putting a spike knife on a display stand brings out the edge even more. If however, you wanted a small spike knife without a display stand, this would be great.

(If you want other cool looking railroad spike knives for a nice variety, but which are not personalized you can check out these Northern Crescent Spike Knife with 2 Blades, Northern Crescent Spike Dagger and Northern Crescent Railroad K11 Spike Knife)

13. Railroad Spike Bottle Opener.

This is a bottle opener with a difference and the best to give a retiring railroad worker. Every time they use it, they remember their old job, and every time someone who visits them uses it they remember their old job and it becomes a talking point.

Pros.

  • It is a good conversation starter.
  • It is strong.
  • It grips well.
  • It is made with both steel and iron.
  • It is hand-forged.

Cons.

  • This product is loved by all customers who have purchased it at the time of writing.

A truly remarkable retirement gift for a retiring railroad worker. Couple this with the Railroad Spike Knife with Display Stand and your retiree will not forget you in a heartbeat.

14. Retired Railroad Worker T-shirt.

This t-shirt is a unique one because the message is just the perfect balance between funny and inspirational. A retiring railroad worker would definitely love it.

Pros.

  • It comes in 5 colors.
  • It is unisex.
  • It comes in sizes up to 3XL.
  • It is machine washable.

Cons.

  • Only the solid colors are 100% cotton material.

The perfect t-shirt to give a retiring railroad worker as a gift.

15. Retired Railway Coffee Mug.

This mug comes with a funny retirement message that every retiring railroad worker would love and relate to.

Pros.

  • The handle grip is firm.
  • It is microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • The printing won’t come off.

Cons.

  • The message is not printed on both sides.
  • It is fragile.
  • It does not come in a gift packaging.

Finding the perfect retirement mug for a railroad worker is not easy but this mug solves that challenge.

16. The Legend Has Retired Silk Tie.

This tie is so cool and perfect. It leaves a heartwarming feeling with every retiree that has received it. It is made from good silk and can complement any formal attire.

Pros.

  • It is classy and beautiful.
  • It has a beautiful message on it.
  • It is made from quality silk material.
  • It fits everyone well regardless of size.

Cons.

  • It is for a man.
  • One customer at the time of writing said the writing looked more silver than gold.

Every retiree would look dapper in this classy nice looking retirement tie.

17. World’s Best Railroad Engineer Retirement Wine Glass.

This is another inspirational retirement memento to give a retiring railroad worker because of the inspiring message beautifully etched on it.

Pros.

  • The printing is clear and bold.
  • It had a lid.
  • It comes with an inspirational message.
  • It retains the temperature of the contents inside.

Cons.

  • It is not dishwasher safe.
  • The message is not printed on both sides.

The color of this tumbler and the printing on it all make it a winning gift for a retiring railroad worker when it comes to wine tumblers. It is slick and beautiful.

18. Retirement Keychain.

The inspirational message on this keychain is just so heartwarming. Any retiring railroad worker would love this as their keyholder.

Pros.

  • It is made with stainless steel.
  • It has a beautiful message.
  • It comes in a beautiful velvet pouch.

Cons.

  • The size may be small.

The message on this keychain is one of a kind and the best to leave any retiree with. It compensates for the size and would be appreciated as a retirement gift.

Check out our other retirement articles for more retirement gift ideas – Gifts For Retired Dad With No Hobbies; Retirement Gifts For Dad From Daughter;and Retirement Gifts For Bus Drivers).

GIFTS FOR RAILROAD ENTHUSIASTS.

The good thing about buying a gift for railroad enthusiasts is that any railroad-themed gift would excite them. And so, all the gift items listed earlier would also make for great gifts for a train enthusiast. The gift items in this category are additional railroad-themed gifts that they would definitely love.

19. Lionel Sante Fe Miniature Train.

This beautiful collector’s piece is the ultimate gift you can give a train enthusiast regardless of their age. It is top of the range as far as train collection items go and what’s cooler is that it is an electric train collector set.

Pros.

  • It is suitable for all ages.
  • It is battery operated and works with AA batteries.
  • It comes with the full set with rail tracks.
  • It makes real train noises with train lights when being used.
  • You can connect it via Bluetooth to your phone and control it from there.

Cons.

  • It is very pricey but worth every cent.
  • The batteries are not included.

This set is so alluring that even a 67-year-old customer said he still plays with them even at his age because they are so beautiful and captivating. It is every train enthusiast’s dream.

20. Steam Train Design Duvet Cover.

This is a very beautiful duvet cover that would make any train enthusiast love their bed. They may even get addicted to spending all day in their bed because of how lovely it is and particularly the beautiful train drawing on it.

Pros.

  • It comes with two pillow covers.
  • It comes with a top sheet.
  • It comes in all bed sizes.
  • It is made with quality material. 
  • It is machine washable.

Cons.

  • It does not come with a fitted sheet.
  • It is a little pricey but worth every cent.
  • It cannot be bleached.

This is the perfect gift for any train enthusiast and especially an adult train enthusiast.

21. Locomotive Train Decorative Bookend.

This bookend is sturdy and can hold up several books. And it does so while reminding the train enthusiast of what they love very much, trains.

Pros.

  • It is sturdy and holds books together.
  • It is beautiful.
  • They look expensive and classy.

Cons.

  • They are not heavy.

This classy looking gift item is a nice collector gift item to give a train enthusiast. Every customer who has given it as a gift to a train enthusiast at the time of writing said they loved it.

22. Tank Engine Canvas Art.

This beautiful piece of artwork will be loved by a train enthusiast.

Pros.

  • The drawing is sharp and clear.
  • It is printed on quality canvas.
  • It is big and perfect for any living space.
  • It is stretched and ready to be hung.

Cons.

  • One customer said it is not repairable.

This beautiful artwork would capture the heart of a train enthusiast. Every single parent that bought this for their train enthusiast child cannot say enough how remarkable it is.

(You can also combine it with this Railroad Artwork if you wanted another artwork with a little more historic explanations on it.)

23. Train Enthusiast Mug.

This colorfully printed mug has the right message for a rain enthusiast and is the perfect mug gift to give them. The size is 15oz although it has the 11oz option if that is preferable.

Pros.

  • The handle is wide.
  • The printing is clear and won’t come off.
  • The message is printed on both sides.
  • It is easy to clean.

Cons.

  • It is not microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • It is fragile.
  • It does not come in gift packaging.

None of the cons are reason enough not to buy this amazing mug for your train enthusiast.

(If you want more variety you can also check out these I Still Look at Trains Mug and I am Thinking About Trains Mug).

24. Train Enthusiast Wine Tumbler.

Every train enthusiast will love this crisp and fresh looking wine tumbler with lid.

Pros.

  • It comes with 4 color options.
  • It has a lid.
  • The printing is bold and clear.
  • It has a nice finish and is beautiful.
  • It retains the temperature of the contents inside.
  • It is easy to clean.

Cons.

  • It is not dishwasher safe and can only be hand-washed.

A truly gorgeous wine tumbler for a train enthusiast.

25. Steam Train 3-D Night Light.

This beautiful 3-D night light would delight any train enthusiast. Even though it appears small, once it is switched on it beams like a train in 3-D.

Pros.

  • It comes with 7 color modes.
  • It is both battery-operated and USB chargeable.
  • It has a remote control.
  • It is touch-sensitive.

Cons.

  • Some customers complained that the 3-D effect isn’t the best.
  • Some customers also complained that it looked cheap.

A train enthusiast would love the concept of this night lamp.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR RAILROAD WORKERS.

Any of the items listed earlier can also be given as Christmas gifts to railroad workers and train enthusiasts. The gifts in this category have an extra Christmas feel to them because they are specifically Christmas themed.

26. Christmas Tree and Train Silver Server.

This combined Christmas and railroad-themed serving tray is the perfect Christmas gift for a railroad worker and train enthusiast. It would make the Christmas servings extra nice.

Pros.

  • It is made of metal.
  • It is handcrafted.
  • It is easy to maintain.
  • It is classy and beautiful.
  • It is sturdy.
  • It is durable.

Cons.

  • It is not dishwasher safe.
  • It can rust if not well taken care of.
  • It is pricey but worth the purchase.

Like all metal objects, this tray needs you to towel dry it immediately after washing it to preserve its allure and shine. It is a beautiful Christmas present to give a railroad worker.

27. Santa Express Music Box.

This beautifully loaded Christmas train would make any surface it is placed on light up with the Christmas spirit. It is also a music box that plays Christmas songs.

Pros.

  • It comes loaded with 20 Christmas songs.
  • It bellows out real smoke.
  • The items on the train move.

Cons.

  • Most customers have complained about its durability.
  • Some customers said it was faulty when they received it.
  • It is a little pricey.

This is a beautiful decorative Christmas piece that would make for a good Christmas present for a railroad worker.

28. Jingle Bell Electric Train Set.

This is another beautiful collector train set specifically with a Christmas theme. It would make for a nice Christmas addition to the Christmas tree.

Pros.

  • It is easy to set up.
  • It is electrically operated.
  • It comes with a full set of tracks and train motors.
  • The train speed is fast.
  • The train does not go off track.

Cons.

  • The engine light is not very bright.
  • The train set may be a little small for a big Christmas tree.
  • It is a little pricey.

Beautiful and very Christmassy.

(For a different variant of Christmas train set, you can also check out this Christmas Train Set around the Christmas Tree)

29. Santa Express Train Ornament.

This beautiful ornament would look lovely on the Christmas tree.

Pros.

  • It is easy to hang.
  • It is the right size for the Christmas tree.
  • The details are fascinating and beautiful.
  • It would beautify a Christmas tree.

Cons.

  • One customer at the time of writing said the coloring was sloppily done.

Every train enthusiast, especially young ones would find this figure of Santa controlling a train very fascinating and lovable.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

What are good railroad gifts/accessories that would be good gifts for railroad enthusiasts and train lovers?

Any railroad-themed gift is a good railroad gift both for railroad workers and train enthusiasts. All the gifts in this article are railroad-themed gifts and are therefore good gifts for a railroad enthusiast or a railroad worker.

How about Railroad retirement gifts?

Our section on retirement gifts provides a good selection of railroad retirement gifts.

How about Christmas gifts for railroad workers?

Our section on Christmas gifts also provides a good selection of Christmas gifts.

CONCLUSION.

Railroad themed gifts are the best gifts for railroad workers and train lovers/railroad enthusiasts. Our list of 29 Railroad Themed Gifts for Railroad Workers and Railroad Enthusiasts gives you the perfect gift for any occasion.

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