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"Is that a smart new van I see?"
— Percy to Tom Tipper, Mind that Bike, fourth season



Tom Tipper's Post Van
  • Builder: Morris and Bedford
  • Drivetrain: 4WD

Tom Tipper the postman owns a post van which he uses for collecting and delivering mail. The van was once taken away and replaced with a bike while Tom was ill, as the postmaster saw it as too old and expensive; but it was soon renovated and put back into service after Percy accidentally ran the bike over.


Tom Tipper's post van is based on the vans built by Morris and Bedford in the 1940s and the 1950s for mail collection and deliveries in country areas all over England. The bakery van and the signwriter's van are also based on these vans.


Tom Tipper's post van is painted red with a light grey rooftop. In the Railway Series, it carries the "Royal Mail" logo on its sides, whereas in the television series, it carries the "Sodor Mail" logo.




  • Tom Tipper's post van's model was later remodelled into the bakery van.
  • Tom Tipper's post van's model is currently on display at Drayton Manor.
  • Tom Tipper's post van is the only faceless vehicle to have its own nameboard.
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