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Clyde Engineering

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Clyde Engineering was an Australian manufacturer of locomotives, rolling stock, and other industrial products.

1898 September. Founded by a syndicate of Sydney businessmen buying the Granville factory of timber merchants Hudson Brothers. The company won contracts for railway rolling stock, a sewerage system, trams and agricultural machinery.

In 1907 it won its first contract for steam locomotives for the New South Wales Government Railways.

By 1923 it had 2,200 employees.

After contracting during the depression it became a major supplier of munitions during World War II.

In 1950 it was awarded the first of many contracts for diesel locomotives by the Commonwealth Railways after it was appointed the Australian licensee for Electro-Motive Diesel products.

Apart from building locomotives and rolling stock, Clyde Engineering diversified into telephone and industrial electronic equipment, machine tools, domestic aluminium ware, road making and earth making equipment, hydraulic pumps, product finishing equipment, filtration systems, boilers, power stations and firing equipment, car batteries, hoists and cranes, door and curtain tracks and motor vehicle distribution.

In July 1996 it was taken over by Evans Deakin Industries.

In March 2001 Evans Deakin was taken over by Downer Group to form Downer EDi.


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