1939 in South Africa

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1936 1937 1938 « 1939 » 1940 1941 1942

List of years in South Africa

Events[edit]

September
Unknown date

Births[edit]

  • 26 June – Philip Swiegers.
  • 18 March – Dr. John W. de Gruchy.

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

The first two diesel-electric locomotive types enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Pretoria Historical Overview Retrieved 1 October 2010
  2. ^ a b c Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 0869772112. :136–137
  3. ^ Railway History Group of Southern Africa, Bulletin no. 114, January 2013: Notes on Cape Town Harbour Extension Contracts, by John Middleton
  4. ^ 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.