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This is a list of the world's locomotive builders by country, and is still a work in progress. The list includes both current and historical builders. Many companies 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/Pacific Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan
Europe Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
North America Canada, United States
South America Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

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Australia Edit

Generally, most locomotives for Australian railways were built from GE/EMD/Alco (USA) 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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Defunct Companies Edit

Belgium Edit

BrazilEdit

BulgariaEdit

Express Service Ltd

Canada Edit

Active companies Edit

Defunct companies Edit

China Edit

CroatiaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

Denmark Edit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

India Edit

IranEdit

ItalyEdit

JapanEdit

KoreaEdit

NetherlandsEdit

New ZealandEdit

The various Workshops below were part of the New Zealand Railways or NZR until it was privatised, but the Active ones still operating are now separate companies.

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Private CompaniesEdit

PakistanEdit

PolandEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

South Africa Edit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

Switzerland Edit

TurkeyEdit

Ukraine Edit

United Kingdom Edit

Historically, major railways in the United Kingdom built the vast majority of their own 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 current or former 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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See also

United States Edit

Active companies Edit

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In addition to these, many railroads operating steam locomotives built their own 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. Estimates of the total Steam locomotive production in the USA is approximately 175,000 engines.

UruguayEdit

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