The GWR Ventilated Vans are rolling stock used for transporting goods and merchandise throughout the railway.
They are also simply known as vans or trucks in the UK narration or cars in the US narration.
Thomas & Friends
When Oliver fell into the turntable well, they were one of several trucks who teased him when returned from the works. They stopped their teasing towards him, when he pulled S.C. Ruffey, their leader, apart.
One of these vans was part of a train which carried sugar for Mr. Jolly's Chocolate Factory. The train was involved in an accident when Percy crashed through the factory building, and they were covered in chocolate.
They have often been used for The Flying Kipper and have been involved in many accidents and adventures while part of the train.
These trucks on fit into the category of Troublesome Trucks.
Types of sentient vans in the television series:
These vans are based on GWR ventilated vans.
- Some vans have faces covering the front vents, while others have faces below the vents.
- Some vans have roof ventilators, while others do not.