|For the myth in GTA Vice City, see Trains (GTA Vice City).|
|For the myth in GTA V, see Ghost Train (GTA V).|
Since the release of the game, there have been rumors of a supposed "ghost train" that randomly spawns along any of the railway tracks in the game. Apparently, the train will switch tracks without warning and attempt to run down the player. However, this myth is very unfounded and the details are quite lacking, and it is very unlikely that the myth is true. Trains cannot switch tracks in GTA San Andreas, since the two tracks constantly run parallel to each other and never cross at any point in the statewide rail system, except Prickle Pine, although it is just temporary.
In 2008, a user named normangabor found that a ghost train does exist, but is totally different than the one explained above. In the mission Snail Trail, when CJ starts to follow the train and reaches the first tunnel, a second train on the right track starts coming towards him. If the player decides to follow that train, once they reach the Cranberry Station, the train will directly move to the right side and start floating on air. It will keep going straight until it reaches the tracks where Big Smoke finished killing the Vagos in the mission Wrong Side of the Tracks. Then it'll start moving on the ground as a usual train would. This glitch was obviously almost impossible for anyone to ever discover cause no one would follow that train for no reason. Since his video was seen by a lot of less audience, it never got in light of the community. Later in 2014, another YouTube user named x3D proved it, because of this new evidence, the ghost train is considered proven.
- Silverpilen, the continuation of this myth in GTA V.