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There are many different types of vans (also sometimes referred too as box vans) on Sodor, which are used to carry various kinds of goods. In the US, they are known as boxcars. Brake vans are other types of vans that are used for carrying the guard.


British Railway Vent Vans

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British Railway Vent Vans

The British Railway Ventilated Vans serve as Sodor's main type of van. Percy once had to deliver these vans of sugar, but on his way to the chocolate factory, he slipped on an oily track and crashed into the factory's wall. Arthur once had to take some vans of fruit and veggies, but he sped down Gordon's Hill a bit too fast, causing the vans to be destroyed and the fruit and veggies to fly everywhere. Since the eight season, BR Vent Vans have been known to carry other things, like fireworks equipment. Thomas once had to take some vans filled with ice cream.

Livery

These Vans are painted in many colours, like white, grey, brown, orange, etc. Since the CGI Series, all the vans were painted cream, until the twentieth season, where the vans were given new liveries.

Basis

These vans are based of BR 12 ton Single Vent Vans

Trivia

  • Since the eighth season, all the vans were faceless. They regained faces in the twentieth season.
  • They are the only type of van rendered in the CGI series.

Merchandise


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LBSC Railway 8-ton Vans

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LBSC Railway 8-ton Vans

LBSC Railway 8-ton Vans were frequently used in the second to sixth seasons.

Livery

These vans were mostly painted brown.

Basis

These Vans are based of the LBSC Railway 8-ton Vans.

Trivia

  • Twitter user 'ThomasTankMerch' owns an original face mask that was used on one of these vans.

Merchandise

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Merchandise Gallery

Salt Vans

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Salt Vans

Salt Vans (also known as fish vans or ice vans), are used to carry fish. They are often used in fish trains. They are also a frequent sight on the Norramby Branch Line.

Livery

Salt Vans have been painted white, brown, grey and green.

Basis

They are based of Saxa Salt Vans.

Merchandise

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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Vans

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Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Vans

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Vans were used in the Classic Series. One helped push Duck into a Barber Shop. Later on, some were used on the Flying Kipper.

Livery

These vans were all painted brown. In later seasons, there was white graffiti on them.

Basis

These vans are based of Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Box Vans. In real life, the vans are narrow gauge, but have been resized to standard gauge in the Television Series.

Merchandise

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LNWR Non-Ventilated Vans

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LNWR Non-Ventilated Vans

The LNWR Non-Ventilated Vans were used in the fourth until the sixth season

Livery

These vans were mostly colored grey.

Basis

These vans are based of LNWR Non-Ventilated Vans.

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GWR Ventilated Vans

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GWR Ventilated Vans

The GWR Ventilated Vans, made appearances throughout the Classic Series.

Livery

These vans were painted brown.

Basis

These vans are based of GWR Ventilated Vans.

Gallery

Railway Series Vans

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Railway Series Vans

A lot of types of vans only appeared in The Railway Series.

Livery

The vans were painted all sorts of colors such as brown, grey, green, etc.

Merchandise

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Merchandise Gallery

Fireworks Vans

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Merchandise Gallery

Ice Cream Vans

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Merchandise Gallery

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Old Slow CoachRockyHectorThe Chinese DragonMail CoachesGordon's Snow MachineThe Jet EngineThe Rock CrusherEmily's CoachesJames' TrucksThomas' TrucksToby's Museum CoachGordon's Special CoachesHenry's Lucky TrucksFlora's Tram CoachThe Photographer's DraisineThe CalliopeThe Open-Topped CarriagesStephen's CoachesExpress CoachesThe Royal TrainOld CoachesThe Pump TrolleyMilk WagonsSalt WagonsTar WagonsBranch Line CoachesPlank TrucksFuel TankersOil TankersCream TankersJam WagonsRaspberry TankersThe Toffee TankerFunfair TrucksHoppersThe TravellerSlip CoachesJudy and Jerome
The Elderly Brake VanBennett and Co.The New CoachThe Special Stationmaster's HomeThe Carriage CaféThe Animal Sanctuary CoachThe Naughty Pink TruckThe Posh CoachesAnnie and Clarabel's Old FriendCarols on WheelsThe Old Guard's VanThe Play CoachCircus CoachesThe Station Coach

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