Toad, a Great Western brake van, works with Oliver along the Seaside Railway and wherever they're needed. With an optimistic attitude and a polite way of going about things, Toad is kind to just about everyone he meets and is loyal to helping them to the finish. He knows how to make sure the freight cars don't play up whenever on a run, and knows just how to deal with them should they ever start their tricks.
Toad is based on a Great Western Railway 16-ton brake van. Early vans were just 10 or 16 tons weight, but this gradually increased to 20 and 25 tons.
Toad is painted grey with "GW 56831" written on his side in white.