21002 Western Australian Government Railways (C2)
Fowler Cheetah / Weber

Fowler Cheetah
Chassis No:    
Converted to:
Body:  Weber 03/48 FC43F    AC52F
Engine:  2 x Ford V8 petrol   
Last updated:  3 October 2014   

  DATE       REGO    No   FLEET       No
Mar 194821002(RV42)Western Australian Government RailwaysRV42   
circaJun 194821002(C2)Western Australian Government RailwaysC2   
Nov 1948?(F2)Western Australian Government RailwaysF2   
1957UWA080(F2)Western Australian Government RailwaysF2   
circaJun 1961unknown   

Chassis manufactured by Fowler Constructions Pty Ltd; one tonne lighter than `Landliner` with improved rear-engined cooling system
Order placed (approx 8 months prior to inspection and report on prototype `Landliner`)
circaOct 1946   
Steered by hydraulic swivelling of undercarriage beneath driver; Powered by 2 Ford V8 petrol engines, one mounted in the front undercarriage, the other at the rear
Arrived at Kalgoorlie by rail from Melbourne
2 Mar 1948   
In service
byMar 1948   
Recorded in WAGR documents as being a 44-seater
Jun 1948   
Withdrawn, shortened & converted to conventional 52-seat trailer to be hauled by Foden prime mover (F2)
by30 Jun 1949   
25 Jun 1961   

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