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Glossary Results for Word "Brake Van"

Brake Van A special vehicle which is fitted with brakes which can be applied from inside the vehicle. A VanExplain 'Van' the same size as a wagon (or bigger) attached to the rear of goods trains to accommodate the guard. They are normally weighted to increase their mass and hence the braking capability. See also Full BrakeExplain 'Full Brake'.