1925 in South Africa

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1925 in South Africa
1922 1923 1924 « 1925 » 1926 1927 1928

Years in South Africa

Events[edit]

May
Augustus
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 21 January – Transvaal – Rustenburg to Boshoek, 15 miles 17 chains (24.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 26 May – Transvaal – Magaliesburg to Schoemansville, 33 miles 20 chains (53.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 26 June – Natal – Eshowe to Extension, 74 chains (1.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 September – Transvaal – Ermelo to Lothair, 30 miles 51 chains (49.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 25 September – Transvaal – Elandshoek to Solarvale (Narrow gauge), 9 miles 40 chains (15.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 October – Transvaal – Nylstroom to Vaalwater, 45 miles 62 chains (73.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 14 October – Free State – Senekal to Marquard, 29 miles 78 chains (48.2 kilometres).[1]
  • 19 October – Cape – Kareevlakte to Ladismith, 46 miles 38 chains (74.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 26 November – Free State – Frankfort to Villiers, 19 miles 40 chains (31.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 December – Cape – Fort Beaufort to Katberg (Narrow gauge), 24 miles 36 chains (39.3 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Six new Cape gauge locomotive types, five steam and one electric, enter service on the SAR:

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. 189, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ Retrieved 1 April 2010
  3. ^ Stanley Uys. "Colin Eglin obituary | World news". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  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 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. 
  6. ^ a b c Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock, retrieved 10 November 2012 
  7. ^ South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610 mm and 1065 mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended