A. E. Goodwin

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AE Goodwin
Industry Railway locomotive & rolling stock manufacturer
Defunct November 1972
Headquarters Auburn
600 class at Jamestown in April 1969
700 class at Tanunda in March 2007

AE Goodwin was an Australian heavy engineering firm, which produced railway locomotives and rolling stock, as well as roadmaking machinery at its factory in Auburn.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in December 1935 by Arthur Elliott Goodwin, the company was originally based in Lidcombe. In 1946 it relocated to St Marys and in the late 1950s to Auburn. In the mid 1950s it became the Australian licence holder for American Locomotive Company (Alco) products, building over 400 diesel locomotives between December 1955 and November 1972.[2][dead link] In 1961 the company was taken over by household appliance manufacturer AG Healing.[1][3][dead link][4]

AE Goodwin collapsed in November 1972. It was purchased from its administrator by Comeng, who completed the outstanding locomotives on order, six 442 class for the Public Transport Commission, [5]one M636 for Hammersley Iron and four M636s for Mount Newman Mining at the Auburn factory before closing it.[4]

Production[edit]

Diesel locomotives manufactured included:[6]

New South Wales Government Railways[edit]

South Australian Railways[edit]

Silverton Tramway[edit]

Hamersley Iron[edit]

Mount Newman Mining[edit]

++ 27 built in total by AE Goodwin and Comeng, split unknown

Robe River Mining[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Geoff Strong (14 August 2002). "Australian made is out of service". The Age. www.theage.com.au. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  2. ^ John Cleverdon. "Goodwin-Alco / Comeng-Alco / Alco Model Numbers". Locopage. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "AE Goodwin Limited - Company Profile and Status". deListed. www.delisted.com.au. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Dunn, John (2010). Comeng: A History of Commonwealth Engineering Volume 3: 1967-1977. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 174–194. ISBN 9781877058905. 
  5. ^ Oberg, Leon (2007). Locomotives of Australia 1854 to 2007. Rosenberg Publishing. p. 367. ISBN 978-1-877058-54-7. 
  6. ^ Locomotive Classes Vicsig

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