1914 in South Africa

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1914 in South Africa
1911 1912 1913 « 1914 » 1915 1916 1917

List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

January
April
July
December
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 15 September – General Koos de la Rey, a Boer general during the Boer War, is shot dead after his driver fails to stop at a police roadblock.

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 January – Cape – Kleipan to Birdfield, 6 miles 59 chains (10.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 5 January – Natal – Winterton to Bergville, 18 miles 27 chains (29.5 kilometres).[1]
  • 2 February – Natal – Ixopo to Madonela (Narrow gauge), 17 miles 27 chains (27.9 kilometres).[1]
  • 23 February – Natal – Ahrens to Kranskop, 12 miles 26 chains (19.8 kilometres).[1]
  • 4 March – Free State – Marsala to Frankfort, 17 miles 39 chains (28.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 April – Cape – Gamtoos to Patensie (Narrow gauge), 18 miles 79 chains (30.6 kilometres).[1]
  • 6 April – Cape – Caledon to Klipdale, 43 miles 9 chains (69.4 kilometres).[1]
  • 5 May – Transvaal – Lilliput to Messina, 19 miles 7 chains (30.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 18 May – Transvaal – Sabie to Graskop, 21 miles 75 chains (35.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 25 May – Transvaal – Cranbourne to Modderbee, 6 miles 79 chains (11.2 kilometres).[1]
  • September – Natal – Newleigh to Estcourt deviation, 26 miles 4 chains (41.9 kilometres).[1]
  • 21 December – Transvaal – Bethal to Morgenzon, 27 miles 10 chains (43.7 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Six new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 187, ref. no. 200954-13
  2. ^ a b c d e Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. 
  3. ^ 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. pp. 21–22. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.