Train Lord

Train Lord

The Astonishing True Story of One Man's Journey to Getting His Life Back On Track


The astonishing true story of trust, pain, becoming lost, and finding a way back to yourself despite it all

'An intimate preservation of a moment in time, full of personality' THE TIMES

Life is beautiful - even in the dark . . .

Oliver Mol was happily drifting through his twenties when the migraine exploded in his head.

Suddenly, he could barely function. He felt marooned. Nothing helped. Yet he was desperate to save himself.

Then he found the trains. The job of train guard has intense moments of strict, regimented activity in between periods of calm serenity. It was just what Oliver needed. Not only could he do this, but also it might be a way out.

Train Lord is the story of Oliver's extraordinary recovery. A journey back into the light . . .

'Tender, vital and quietly hopeful: a tale of remaking' Guardian

'Rude, raw, visceral, painful and wildly funny' Saga

'Intense and humble, Train Lord won my heart' Australian Book Review


  • Mol's offbeat prose has a one-man performance quality to it . . . If Train Lord were a train, it would be a heritage line, an intimate preservation of a moment in time, full of personality
    The Times

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