1898 in South Africa

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1898 in South Africa
1895 1896 1897 « 1898 » 1899 1900 1901

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

March
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • Cape Midland – Bamboo Junction to Cape Collieries, 16 miles (25.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 March – Cape Midland – Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet, 91 miles 16 chains (146.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 13 June – Natal – Clairwood to Wests in Durban, 6 miles 45 chains (10.6 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 October – Transvaal – Pretoria to Potgietersrus, 138 miles (222.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 October – Namaqualand – Garracoop Junction to Nababeep, 8 miles (12.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 1 November – Free State – Theunissen to Winburg, 28 miles 10 chains (45.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 December – Natal – Tongaat to Tugela, 39 miles (62.8 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
Free State
  • The Oranje-Vrijstaat Gouwerment-Spoorwegen takes delivery of three of its final six new Cape 6th Class locomotives before its railway operations are taken over by the Imperial Military Railways. In 1912 they will be designated Class 6E on the SAR.[3]:107-108, 126[4]:41-44
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 183, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ Bagshawe, Peter (2012). Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines (1st ed.). Stenvalls. ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0. 
  3. ^ a b c Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 1: 1859-1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  4. ^ a b c d Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.