21002 Western Australian Government Railways (C2)
Fowler Cheetah / Weber
1948

Fowler Cheetah
Chassis No:    
Converted to:
Body:  Weber 03/48 FC43F    AC52F
Engine:  2 x Ford V8 petrol   
Gearbox:    
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   


NOTES:
    
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Withdrawn, shortened & converted to conventional 52-seat trailer to be hauled by Foden prime mover (F2)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   
    
Withdrawn
25 Jun 1961   



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