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7 – The Burghers win their last battle over British forces, with the capture of a British general and 200 of his men.
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Railways [ edit ]
Railway lines opened [ edit ]
Locomotives [ edit ]
Four new Cape gauge and three narrow gauge locomotive types enter service on the
Cape Government Railways (CGR):
Fourteen 6th Class bar framed
4-6-0 passenger steam locomotives. In 1912 they will be designated Class 6J on the South African Railways (SAR). [2 ] :49-50, 56 [3 ] :41-44 The last ten 7th Class
4-8-0 Mastodon type locomotives on the Eastern System. In 1912 they will be designated Class 7C on the SAR. [2 ] :43-44 [3 ] :46-48 The first thirteen of twenty-three 8th Class
Mastodon locomotives on the Western, Midland and Eastern Systems. In 1912 they will be designated 4-8-0 Class 8 on the SAR. [2 ] :61-63 [3 ] :48-49 A single experimental
"Consolidation" type 2-8-0 tandem compound steam locomotive, in 1912 designated Class Experimental 2 on the SAR. [4 ] :140 [3 ] :82 Three Type A
2-6-0 Mogul type steam locomotives, later to become Class NG7 on the SAR, on the Hopefield narrow gauge branchline that is being constructed from Kalbaskraal. [3 ] :104, 112 Two
Type A 2-6-4T Adriatic type narrow gauge locomotives on construction service on the new Avontuur branch that is being built out of Port Elizabeth through the Langkloof. [3 ] :112, 156 A single
Type C 0-4-0 narrow gauge tank steam locomotive named Midget on the Avontuur branch. [3 ] :111, 157 [5 ] :231
Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service with the East London and Table Bay Harbour Boards:
The Natal Harbours Department places a single saddle-tank locomotive named
Congella in service as harbour shunter in Durban Harbour. [4 ] :129
The Imperial Military Railways places forty
Cape 8th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type steam locomotives in service. In 1912 they will be designated Class 8A on the SAR. [2 ] :124–126
References [ edit ]
^ 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. 184, ref. no. 200954-13
^ a b c d e f 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.
^ a b c d e f g h i Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.
^ a b c d Holland, D.F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways, Volume 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.
^ Dulez, Jean A. (2012). Railways of Southern Africa 150 Years (Commemorating One Hundred and Fifty Years of Railways on the Sub-Continent - Complete Motive Power Classifications and Famous Trains - 1860-2011) (1st ed.). Garden View, Johannesburg, South Africa: Vidrail Productions. ISBN 9 780620 512282.