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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]

AE Goodwin
IndustryRailway locomotive & rolling stock manufacturer
DefunctNovember 1972
600 class at Jamestown in April 1969
700 class at Tanunda in March 2007



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.[2] In 1961 the company was taken over by household appliance manufacturer AG Healing.[1][3][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]


Diesel locomotives manufactured included:[6]

New South Wales Government RailwaysEdit

South Australian RailwaysEdit

Silverton TramwayEdit

Hamersley IronEdit

Mount Newman MiningEdit

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

Robe River MiningEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Geoff Strong (14 August 2002). "Australian made is out of service". The Age. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  2. ^ John Cleverdon. "Goodwin-Alco / Comeng-Alco / Alco Model Numbers". Locopage. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
  3. ^ "AE Goodwin Limited - Company Profile and Status". deListed. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. 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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