Comeng : A History of Commonwealth Engineering Vol I 1921 - 1955

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The history of Commonwealth Engineering spans some 70 years and its story is really a window into Australia's industrial and manufacturing development from the end of the First World War through to the early 1990s. At its peak the Comeng Holdings empire was the largest manufacturer of railway rolling stock in the Southern Hemisphere and at its zenith had the largest order book for rolling stock of any company in the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 210 x 290 x 19.05mm | 1,560g
  • Dural, NSW, Australia
  • English
  • 500 colour & b/w photos
  • 1877058424
  • 9781877058424
  • 1,125,806

Table of contents

Preface; Camperdown Beginnings; Buses, Cars and a New Factory; The Company Reborn; The Move to Granville; Impact of the War; Federal Government Intervention; Post-War Book Begins; Canberra Takes Over; Buses, Trams and a Royal Train; Bus-Building Alliances; Railway Work Dominates; Comeng Queensland Takes Off; A Lost Venture, New Goals; Unions and Managers; 1950s Granville Snapshot; Granville Slowdown, Enter Bassendean; Dandenong Launched, Rocklea Expands; Index.
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