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A. E. Goodwin

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Defunct  November 1972
Ceased operations  November 1972
Headquarters  Auburn
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Industry  Railway locomotive & rolling stock manufacturer

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.



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 1960s 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. In 1961 the company was taken over by household appliance manufacturer AG Healing.

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,one M636 for Hammersley Iron and four M636s for Mount Newman Mining at the Auburn factory before closing it.


Diesel locomotives manufactured included:

New South Wales Government Railways

  • 100 44 class
  • 40 45 class
  • 165 48 class
  • 34 442 class
  • South Australian Railways

  • 36 930 class
  • 44 830 class
  • 7 600 class
  • 6 700 class
  • Silverton Tramway

  • 3 ST class
  • Hamersley Iron

  • 12 Alco 636
  • 19 MLW M636
  • Mount Newman Mining

  • 17 ALCO Century 636
  • MLW M636C++
  • ++ 27 built in total by AE Goodwin and Comeng, split unknown

    Robe River Mining

  • 7 MLW M636
  • References

    A. E. Goodwin Wikipedia

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