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LMS Banana Vans are rolling stock used for transporting goods and materials throughout the railways, such as the North Western Railway.

These vans are the most common type of vans to have appeared in The Railway Series.


The Railway Series

Many banana vans have been seen on the North Western Railway. One of these includes a van owned by the U.L.P. company, who laughed at Oliver after he returned from the works. These vans often cause chaos for the engines, contributing in various breakaways and accidents with other Troublesome Trucks.

The banana vans have been used as part of the Flying Kipper. On one occasion, extra vans for the "Kipper" were required after a boat returned with a greater load of fish than usual and unluckily for Henry the only vans available were old, rusty and dirty. After a quick hose-out, the vans were coupled to the train and loaded and Henry made his way to Wellsworth, where Duck was acting as a "banker". On the way up Gordon's Hill, however, the tail-lamp fell off the rear van, causing Henry to lead up the hill with the "Kipper" while Duck, confused, lagged behind, until Henry slowed enough for Duck to catch up and ram the rear van. The train remained stuck on the hill until the late morning.

Some banana vans have also been used as part of the Circus Train. These vans were built to accommodate and transport horses, giraffes, bears, camels and elephants.


Sentient banana vans are described as Troublesome Trucks.

Technical Details


The LMS banana vans are based on the real LMS 10 ton banana vans that are used on the railways, such as British Railways.


The LMS banana vans are painted in different liveries, such as brown, cream, grey, pink, green and blue, all in either the same or different shade. They have rooftops painted in different liveries, such as white or black, all in either the same or different shade. Some LMS banana vans have rooftops painted in the same livery as their bodies.


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

* RWS only | ** T&F only