caboose

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caboose

1. Railways US and Canadian a guard's van, esp one with sleeping and eating facilities for the train crew
2. Nautical
a. a deckhouse for a galley aboard ship or formerly in Canada, on a lumber raft
b. Chiefly Brit the galley itself

caboose

[kə′büs]
(engineering)
A car on a freight train, often the last car, usually for use by the train crew.
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Our post-bag has been full this week of stories of horrendous journeys suffered by those in wheelchairs who were forced to sit in the often filthy and dark guard's vans of trains.
We have been joined in our campaign by wheelchair-bound MP Anne Begg, who only days ago suffered the indignity of being forced to travel in a train's filthy guard's van.
At Abergynolwyn the guard's van was moved to the rear of the train.
The next thing I knew, he came into the guard's van and hit me over the head while I had my back to him.
A Southern Trains spokesman said, "When we had the old slam-door trains we used to be able to accommodate up to 50 bicycles in the guard's van but that is not possible with the new rolling stock.
WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MP Anne Begg hit out yesterday after she was forced to travel in the guard's van of a train on her way to the Labour Party Conference.
In those days, anyone with a pram was permitted to stand in the guard's van, which was very handy.
They snatched his cashbox but spotted more bags of money inside the guard's van so tried to grab his keys.
So, the disabled commuter has two options: go in the guard's van or wait for another train.
When I left a train from the guard's van where my baby's pram was stored, my coat was stained by oil from the door.
No pushchairs on buses, maybe one could get on the train but you had to travel in the guard's van, no windows and you gave up your seat without being told to if you were on the bus.
Not helping Rusty's cause is the guard's van, CB, who would rather sabotage Rusty to pave the way for the future in the form of Electra and Greaseball.