1924 in South Africa

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1924 in South Africa
1921 1922 1923 « 1924 » 1925 1926 1927

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
March
June
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 16 April – Free State – Wepener to Zastron, 46 miles 62 chains (75.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 19 April – Cape – Klipdale to Bredasdorp, 25 miles 36 chains (41.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 May – Transvaal – Balfour North to Grootvlei, 11 miles 30 chains (18.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 16 June – Cape – Pinelands to Langa, 2 miles 51 chains (4.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 24 July – Free State – Heilbron to Petrus Steyn, 31 miles 6 chains (50.0 kilometres).[1]
  • 10 September – Transvaal – Lydenburg to Steelpoort, 74 miles 40 chains (119.9 kilometres).[1]
  • 19 September – South West Africa – Gobabis Junction in Windhoek to Ondekaremba, 29 miles 70 chains (48.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 22 September – Transvaal – Naboomspruit to Singlewood, 20 miles 47 chains (33.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 November – Cape – Franklin to Kokstad, 25 miles 54 chains (41.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 4 November – Cape – Franklin to Matatiele, 47 miles 76 chains (77.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 14 November – Cape – Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp, 35 miles 20 chains (56.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 December – Cape – Touws River to Kareevlakte, 41 miles 59 chains (67.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 December – Transvaal – Hercules to Schoemansville, 17 miles 64 chains (28.6 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Three new Cape gauge locomotive types, two steam and one electric, enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock, retrieved 10 November 2012