1906 in South Africa

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1906 in South Africa
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1906 in South African sport

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

May
June
Unknown date
  • Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • Transvaal – Nancefield to Pimville, 2 miles (3.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 22 January – Cape Central – Riversdale to Voorbaai, 58 miles (93.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 6 February – Free State – Jagersfontein to Fauresmith, 8 miles 23 chains (13.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 April – Cape Midland – Port Elizabeth to Humewood Road (Narrow gauge), 75 chains (1.5 kilometres).[2]
  • 6 April – Transvaal – Orkney to Fourteen Streams, 135 miles (217.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 16 May – Natal – Donnybrook to Creighton, 15 miles 3 chains (24.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 June – Natal – Ennersdale to Loskop, 12 miles 75 chains (20.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 21 June – Free State – Bethlehem to Kroonstad, 90 miles 15 chains (145.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 21 June – Transvaal – Pienaarsrivier to Settlers (Regauged), 26 miles 62 chains (43.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 August – Cape Western – Pampoenpoort to Carnarvon, 37 miles 27 chains (60.1 kilometres).[2]
  • 29 August – Cape Eastern – Elliot to Maclear, 54 miles 51 chains (87.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 1 December – Cape Midland – Humansdorp to Misgund (Narrow gauge), 86 miles 20 chains (138.8 kilometres).[2]
  • 15 December – Cape Midland – Valley Junction to Walmer (Narrow gauge), 3 miles 40 chains (5.6 kilometres).[1][2]
  • 17 December – Cape Eastern – Eagle to Butterworth, 22 miles 79 chains (37.0 kilometres).[2]
  • 26 December – Transvaal – Apex to Witbank, 69 miles 49 chains (112.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 27 December – Transvaal – Pretoria North to Rustenburg, 60 miles 34 chains (97.2 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
  • The Cape Government Railways places three locomotives in service, two of them experimental.
    • An experimental 9th Class 2-8-2 Mikado steam locomotive. In 1912 it will be designated Class Experimental 5 on the South African Railways (SAR).[3]:72[4]:83
    • An experimental 10th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon locomotive for the Cape Eastern System. In 1912 it will be designated Class Experimental 6 on the SAR.[3]:72[4]:83
    • A single self-contained Railmotor for low-volume passenger service on the Franschhoek branchline.[5]
Natal
  • In April the NGR places two Class N 4-6-2 narrow gauge tank locomotives in service on the new narrow gauge line that is being built between Estcourt and Weenen.[4]:110-111, 157

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 185, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b c d e f Report for year ending 31 December 1909, Cape Government Railways, Section VIII - Dates of Opening and the Length of the different Sections in the Cape Colony, from the Year 1873 to 31st December, 1909.
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd drawing no. 12640