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 1.04

- Improvements for iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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.

Moonbeamsreverie ,

Can’t live without this app!

I looked FOREVER for a sleep app that had more than just a train on the tracks... I need the horns, strangely enough for sleeping!
Even though I’m somewhat close to a train 🚂, I can’t hear it loud enough in the city except on Sundays to be loud enough to be beneficial... This app EXCEEDS my expectations!!!
I can finally relax to different kinds of trains depending on my moods...


Holographic Audio Theater LLC
196.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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