guard's van


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guard's van

n
(Railways) railways Brit and NZ the van in which the guard travels, usually attached to the rear of a train. US and Canadian equivalent: caboose

guard's van

(train) caboose
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guard's van - the car on a train that is occupied by the guard
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
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guard's van

n (Brit) (Rail) → vagone m di servizio
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I went to the station-master's office," the latter continued, "and tried to persuade them to let me ride in the guard's van of your special, but he made a stupid fuss about it, so I thought I'd better come to you.
Here comes the train, sir - just one saloon and the guard's van.
It looked as if he had gone from the vanguard of New Labour to the guard's van in one easy move.
WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MP Anne Begg was forced to travel in the guard's van during her train journey to the Labour Party conference.
And having left school at 16, various shop jobs followed, along with stints driving a bus and a security guard's van.
I am sure that the reintroduction of guard's van, which seem to have disappeared since privatisation, would solve all the problems that I have described," she added.
Leopold Denham, 80, wept after being forced to travel in the guard's van of another Connex train.
One of the most disturbing was from Jennette Yeates of Putney, who told how her disabled daughter, Angela, developed a phobia about trains after having to travel in the guard's van.
Our campaign was welcomed last night by Gwyneth Dunwoody, chairman of the Commons Select Transport Committee, and Sorted readers who have also been made to travel in the guard's van.
A WHEELCHAIR--BOUND MP hit out yesterday after having to travel in a train guard's van.
Surely the guard could have used a bit of commonsense and let our son sit in the guard's van or stand in the corridor until the train reached Oxenholme?
Barry's pictures include one taken from the driver's footplate of an LMS Loco and another from the guard's van at the end of another train.