British folk group Mumford and Sons have picked up a star passenger on their train tour of America – celebrity fan Jake Gyllenhaal.

The band is currently in the middle of its six-date Railroad Revival Tour from Oakland, California to New Orleans, Louisiana, which is being filmed for an upcoming documentary, and Gyllenhaal has come along for the ride.

The actor hopped on the vintage train in San Pedro, California and was spotted at Saturday night’s (23Apr11) show in Tempe, Arizona and Sunday’s(24Apr11) at the band’s railroad tour stop in Marfa, Texas, which was made extra special when Mumford and Sons invited a minister onstage to conduct an Easter sermon.

It is not known if Gyllenhaal will be part of the band’s train carriageshow in Austin, Texas on Tuesday (26Apr11).