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.
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.
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.
Ronnie Biggs was not part of that raid but Mr Owen said other Great Train Robbers were - Bruce Reynolds was probably the man who tied him up, Jimmy White acted as lookout, and Ray James was one of the men he saw in the guard's van.
Mevy is a luxury railway carriage, sleeping up to five people with three classes of compartments and a guard's van.
If you had a large suitcase it went into the luggage or guard's van at the rear of the train to prevent 'clutter'.
A short train formed of locomotive No2 Dolgoch, one carriage and a guard's van ran to the 1950 timetable.
There will also be short guard's van rides in Toad, the brake-van, pulled by Thomas.