The brakevan, also known as the guard's van, guard'scar, or caboose (in American narrations), is an important part of every goods train. It carries the guard and is equipped with a strong brake to assist with slowing and stopping the train. From here, the guard can keep an eye on the train in case of problems.
Four different types of brakevan have been seen on the Island: a hybrid of the BR Standard 20 Ton and the Southern Railway 25 Ton "Pillbox" van, GWR toads, LMS 20 ton, and LB&SCR Stroudley 20 ton vans.
All the brakevans in the Wooden Railway range are in the form of American cabooses, except for The Spiteful Brakevan and Toad.