Class - Motor/Drive
The WG's had been a mystery car for me for some time, getting data out of Tasmania had not been easy.
A recent (2007) trip to Tasmania solved the puzzle.
I had been to Launceston twice before, once for holidays and once for work, and had been into the Tramway Museum located in the old Workshops grounds (This is worth the visit). The Museum had a WG that they used to check out their track, and a motor.
It appears that these cars were origanally powered by a two cylinder "Buda" motor and drive system - see the info off the SAR S class page.
Many of the TGR WGs seem to still have the original drive system, although the power is a two cylinder in line unit.
TGR WG Page
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Page developed August 12, 2007