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."
Also included is The Warehouse - with an entrance porch, open plan living space , two bedrooms, two bathrooms (both en suite), large decked area with hot tub and parking Plus there's The Guard's Van with its open plan living space, bedroom, shower room, private garden with pergola and hot tub and parking.
It was hauling a chief guard's van, a travelling post office, a luggage van and four passenger carriages, After arriving at Chester at 11.30am four more carriages were added to the front.
Occasionally, on some railways, you do end up in the guard's van -- but that can be quite interesting in itself as it provides a behind the scenes glimpse of the goings on.
The guard confronted the man and told him to leave the premises but as he started to walking away the intruder said he had taken the guard's van keys.
I lived with my disability for years before the legislation came into force and faced discrimination regularly - from shops and restaurants with no wheelchair access, to taking the train and having to travel in the unheated guard's van with the bags of post.
The guard's van and wagon were lifted back on to the line by a mobile crane and were towed away with the other trucks, but the engine was too heavy to move so giant British Rail cranes from Gateshead were brought in to help.
A Leicester train, which had been delayed by fog, was leaving Retford for Grimsby when a train from Doncaster ran into the rear portion of the guard's van, which was partially derailed and buckled.
"I can still see him having a muzzle being put on him and loaded into the guard's van at the station," she said.
Mevy is a luxury railway carriage, sleeping up to five people with three classes of compartments and a guard's van. The perfect break for trainspotting enthusiasts, it costs from PS295 for three nights or PS395 for a week.