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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The idea coincided with the construction of the wagon shed and the restoration of the carriage and brake van in the sidings area of the museum.
The brake van, visiting from the Bowes Railway, will be providing an unusual chance for passengers to ride a freight train.
The brake van, also a wooden bodied steel framed vehicle, was built by the North Eastern Railway in 1915, at Shildon in County Durham for use on goods trains.
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