This paper presents the findings of a series of verbal reports from a larger study designed to investigate the visual strategies of train drivers. The interviews gave drivers an opportunity to discuss what they believed to be their visual strategies when approaching signals and complex driving scenes and compare this to their measured eye movements. Train drivers’ visual strategies are affected by a number of factors including: the signal aspect; complexity of the driving scene; the previous aspect passed; potential hazards; weather and position on route. A number of non-visual strategies were identified, which may have important implications for the future design of train cabs.