List of locomotive builders

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This is a list of locomotive builders by country, a work in progress including both current and historical builders. Many locomotive builders changed names multiple times; the attempt is to give the most recognisable name, generally the one used for the longest time or during the company's best known period.


Africa South Africa
Asia China, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Turkey
Europe Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
North America Canada, United States
Oceania Australia, New Zealand
South America Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay

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Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Generally, most locomotives for Australian railways were built from GE/EMD/Alco (United States) components, with the bodies built by Australian companies. Comeng, Clyde Engineering, and Goninan were the most prominent, building hundred of locomotives for Queensland Rail, Rail Corporation New South Wales (as the State Rail Authority), etc. Most of these companies have now merged to form the four listed below.

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Belgium[edit]

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Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Express Service Ltd

Canada[edit]

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Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Commercial manufacturers[edit]

Railway company workshops[edit]

Germany[edit]

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Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

India[edit]

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Iran[edit]

Italy[edit]

Active Companies[edit]

  • Ipe [36]
  • Valente [37]
  • Ansaldo Breda [38]
  • Firema Trasporti [39]
  • Bombardier Transportation Italy - Vado Ligure
  • Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A. - Savigliano

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Japan[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

The Workshops below were part of New Zealand Railways.

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Pakistan[edit]

Poland[edit]

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Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Historically, major railways in the United Kingdom built the vast majority of their locomotives. Commercial locomotive builders were called upon when requirements exceeded the railway works' capacity, but these orders were generally to the railways' own designs. British commercial builders concentrated on industrial users, small railway systems, and to a large extent the export market. British-built locomotives were exported around the world, especially to the British Empire. With the almost total disappearance of British industrial railways, the shrinking of the export market and much reduced demand from Britain's railways, few British locomotive builders survive.

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United States[edit]

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In addition to these, many railroads operating steam locomotives built locomotives in their shops. Notable examples include the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Mount Clare Shops, Norfolk and Western's Roanoke Shops, Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Works and the Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops. An estimate of total steam locomotive production in the United States is approximately 175,000 engines.

Uruguay[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Light Railways December 2011, p12
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]

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