1900 in South Africa

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1900 in South Africa
1897 1898 1899 « 1900 » 1901 1902 1903

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
February
March
May
June
July
  • 2 – British forces occupy Utrecht after defeating the defending citizens the previous day.
  • 3 – The British abandons Utrecht upon receiving reports of General Grobler's approach.
  • 3 – British forces under Col. Baden-Powell evacuate Rustenburg.
August
November
December

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
  • Four 2-6-0 tank locomotives that are destined for the Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij are intercepted by the Imperial Military Railways (IMR) and diverted to Indwe Collieries. After the war they would be designated 3rd Class on the Cape Government Railways.[3]:83[4]:18–19
Transvaal
  • Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Imperial Military Railways (IMR):
  • The British War Office places two Sirdar class 0-4-0T narrow gauge tank steam locomotives in service near Germiston. In 1912 they would become Class NG1 on the South African Railways.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakenham 1979
  2. ^ a b c d Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 184, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ a b c d 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 e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. 
  5. ^ a b Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 32, 139. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  6. ^ Bagshawe, Peter (2012). Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines (1st ed.). Stenvalls. pp. 8–11, 16–23, 39–40. ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0.