1911 in South Africa

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1911 in South Africa
1908 1909 1910 « 1911 » 1912 1913 1914

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

April

Births[edit]

  • 8 January – Esther Susanna Mentz, soprano and actress, is born in Edenville, Orange Free State.
  • Lillian Masediba Ngoyi, "Ma Ngoyi", dressmaker, political activist and trade unionist, is born in Gamatlala near Pretoria.

Deaths[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Cape

The Cape Government Railways places two 4-8-2 Mountain steam locomotives in service. A year later they would be designated Class 4 on the South African Railways (SAR).[5]:12-13, 137[6]:38-39

Natal

Shortly before being amalgamated into the South African Railways, the Natal Government Railways places the first two of seven 4-6-2 Pacific narrow gauge tank steam locomotives in service. On the SAR they would become the Class NG4.[6]:101-102, 110

Transvaal

Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Central South African Railways (CSAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 24.
  3. ^ Heritage Portal: The Port Alfred to Grahamstown Railway
  4. ^ The Port Alfred Kowie Railway 1883-1913
  5. ^ a b c 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. 
  6. ^ a b c d Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112.