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The brake van (also known as the guard's van, van, goods brake or caboose in the US narration) is an important part of every goods train.

A brake van is added to the back of a goods train and a guard rides in it. Each brake van is equipped with a strong brake to assist with slowing and stopping the train. From here, the guard can keep an eye on the train in case of problems, such as hot axle boxes, or trucks becoming uncoupled while running.

The Railway Series

Types of brake vans in the Railway Series

Standard gauge

Narrow gauge

Named brake vans

Standard gauge

Narrow gauge

Company brake vans

Standard gauge

Thomas & Friends

Types of brake vans in the Television Series

Standard gauge

Narrow gauge

Named brake vans

Standard gauge

Miscellaneous

Types of brake vans

Standard gauge

Named brake vans

Standard gauge

Trivia


* RWS only | ** T&F only | --- Dropped

* RWS only | ** T&F only

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