1888 in South Africa

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1888 in South Africa
1885 1886 1887 « 1888 » 1889 1890 1891

List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

March
October
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

Two new 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Natal Government Railways (NGR):

  • The locomotive named Havelock, built in the Durban workshops and known as Hairy Mary during the Second Boer War, is the first locomotive to be designed and built in South Africa.[1]:90–91
  • The first five of 100 Class D 4-8-2 tank locomotives, the first in the world to have the Mountain type wheel arrangement.[1]:90–93

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.