GWR Brake Van

'Toad' is the GW telegraph code for a brake van, and the standard Great Western Railway brake van design dates from 1894. Many varieties were built between 1894 and the early 1950s, each with the open veranda at one end and the guards compartment at the other.

Toad arrived in "Enterprising Engines", but starred in "Oliver the Western Engine" (1969).

Modeller's Corner
Hornby Model of Toad
Hornby logo version of "Toad" available directly from their website - click image above to be taken there

Collector's Corner:
Classic Ertl model of Toad
Learning Curve Take-Along version of Toad
Classic ertl logo model of Toad
LC Take-Along Toad -available from

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