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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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.
Not helping Rusty's cause is the guard's van, CB, who would rather sabotage Rusty top ave the way for the future in the form of Electra and Grease ball.
In those days, anyone with a pram was permitted to stand in the guard's van, which was very handy.
Surely the guard could have used a bit of commonsense and let our son sit in the guard's van or stand in the corridor until the train reached Oxenholme?
So, the disabled commuter has two options: go in the guard's van or wait for another train.
My mother, father, sister, brother and myself - came to Middlesbrough from Cudworth near Barnsley in 1934 in a train with all our possessions in the guard's van, as my Dad worked for LNER and was transferred to Haverton Hill and later to Thornaby.
When we got to the Waterfront Station we found Aladdin hiding in the guard's van.
Each crunch was drowning out the kid across the way whose MP3 player was turned up so loud I thought the Queens of the Stone Age were practising in the guard's van.
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.
They snatched his cashbox but spotted more bags of money inside the guard's van so tried to grab his keys.
Live rock band in the guard's van an optional extra throughout the journey.