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The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 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. They appeared in the show between the second and fifth seasons.

Biography

Thomas & Friends

When Diesel failed to shunt a rake of old trucks, some of these vans were seen singing a rude parody of "Pop Goes the Weasel" called Pop Goes the Diesel, much to Diesel's annoyance[1].

Sometime afterwards, one of these trucks brokeaway from their engine and chased Duck down Gordon's Hill. Duck and his crew bravely attempted to take control of the train, but crashed through barber shop. The trucks did not care, are were feeling very pleased with themselves[2][3].

These vans were later used as part of the Flying Kipper, as extra vans were required after a boat returned with a greater load of fish than usual. Duck was acting as a "banker" for Henry's train on Gordon's Hill. However, Duck accidentally rammed into the rear van when a faulty tail-lamp fell off on Gordon's Hill[4].

Personality

These trucks on fit into the category of Troublesome Trucks.

Basis

These vans are based on Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Box Vans. In real life, the vans are narrow gauge, but have been resized to standard gauge in the television series.

Livery

These vans were painted dark brown. A black van with a raised bufferbeam appears in Season 2.

They have also been seen painted a rust coloured and white graffiti had been added on to them.

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