Transport yourself! Fuel your imagination with immersive 3D recordings of the most fantastic sounds of the rail! Mask unwanted sonic distractions, enhance focus, and relieve insomnia. For train enthusiasts of all ages who revel in the awe-inspiring sound of steam and diesel locomotives, the unrivaled sonic quality of Railfan is simply amazing.

“This is some of the best sound quality out there.” - Time Magazine

Over the last ten years, our travels recording the natural world have often caused us to cross paths with a wide variety of rail activity. The ever-changing sonic palettes they present, combined with their long and steady width, make a perfect subject for our unique recording methods. Railfan is the culmination of many encounters amassed over the years. From the intense and massive power of diesel engines passing through the diamond, to soothing, gentle train ambiences that lull you to sleep, as well as passenger-perspective rides on both steam and modern passenger trains, Railfan encompasses a broad spectrum of uses and moods.

The immersive, spatially accurate audio recordings in Railfan help enhance focus, eliminate distractions, reduce anxiety, and promote a state of relaxed mental clarity. It is the perfect sonic tool for help with masking distracting sounds, sleeping, studying, concentration, meditation, anxiety, and tinnitus. The University of Kansas Medical Center recommends our audio as a top mindfulness tool for medical training.

With six long and infinitely-looping tracks, an elegant and simple user interface, and endless uses for Railfan, there’s something for everyone. Immerse yourself in Railfan and find what millions have already discovered: the incredible universe of Naturespace Holographic Audio.

-Reduce anxiety and stress
-Fuel the imagination
-Improve focus
-Enhance mental clarity
-Lower heart rate and blood pressure
-Boost creativity and imagination
-Sleep better
-Enrich meditation, yoga, and massage
-Block out distractions with natural white noise

-Six gorgeous, infinitely-looping train recordings
-Sleep and wake timer
-Earbud optimization mode for earbuds and small speakers
-Mix audio with other apps
-Full-screen artwork
-Detailed track descriptions
-Fully VoiceOver compatible


For questions, feedback, and technical support, email us at for prompt and friendly service. Thank you for listening to our work!

What’s New

Version 1.05

Updated screen formatting for the latest devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

EZE Ruthless ,

Very well done

I love this app! Perfect for falling asleep. I use the “Force Times Mass” track for that purpose (even though it’s not recommended), because personally, I *need* the sound of train horns to feel fully immersed in the experience. I’ve logged over 70,000 long distance miles on passenger rail, and the sound of the horn, railroad crossing signals, etc overnight has never kept me from falling asleep—on the contrary, they are the difference between feeling like you’re actually on a train versus just another white noise app. So...if you do add more sounds (and I really hope you will), how about adding some more tracks filled with different train horns for those of us who love them? Please?

Even if you don’t add any more tracks, this is still a 5-star app, and that’s what I’m rating it. Hope you’ll continue to expand it and add to it!

trainbuzz ,

An increasing delight

I use this app when I’m on task, when I’m brainstorming, and when I’m relaxing. The recordings take me away when I need to explore thoughts, and give me comfortable grounding when I need come back and work without distraction. I’ve also used their app of natural sounds -Naturespace. It’s very good but for me there is nothing like quality, immersive train sounds. I only wish there were more and more and more tracks.

Big Voice ,

Best in Class!

Fantastic! And here is the answer to the question all Naturespace fans are asking... Q: If I buy this app, will the sounds unlock in my Naturespace App as well? A: If you have the app installed and then redownload NS and all your sounds, the Rail Fan sounds will be added. It works just like Thundergod. I’m glad of that because I like having my collection in one place.

App Privacy

The developer, Holographic Audio Theater, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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