Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia
Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia

“Is that all I'm good for, hide-and-seek?”
―The Old Guard's Van, A Good Hiding Place

The Old Guard's Van is a brake van who was converted into a birdhouse in the magazines.


Whilst clearing up at the harbour, Thomas and Percy come across a miserable old guard's van. But they have a special surprise for him and they take the old guard's van to a bird sanctuary. He was then turned into a birdhouse and a place to hide for the birds.


The Old Guard's Van is described as somewhat miserable, but since being rescued it seems to have mellowed.


Magazine stories

“Welcome to the Steamworks, my friend!”
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