1875 in South Africa

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1875
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1875 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

August
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

New lines[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 11 May – Cape Western – Cape Town Docks to junction with mainline, 7 miles 1 chain (11.3 kilometres).[3]
  • 26 July – Cape Midland – Port Elizabeth to Addo, 31 miles 55 chains (51.0 kilometres).[4]
  • 22 September – Cape Midland – Swartkops to Uitenhage, 13 miles 46 chains (21.8 kilometres).[4]
  • 3 November – Cape Western – Wellington to Ceres Road, 39 miles 50 chains (63.8 kilometres).[4]

Locomotives[edit]

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

  • The first eight of twenty-seven 2nd Class 2-6-2 tank-and-tender locomotives on all three newly established regional systems, the Eastern System from East London, the Midland System from Port Elizabeth and the Western System from Cape Town.[1][5]:23–25[6]
  • Three 1st Class 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotives on the Midland and Eastern Systems.[6][7]:118–119[8]
  • The first seven of eleven 1st Class 4-4-0 tank locomotives on the Western and Midland systems.[5]:25–26, 76–77[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 10.
  2. ^ http://www.samountainpasses.co.za/Home/WesternCape/Passes/KAROO/GannagaPass/tabid/548/Default.aspx
  3. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 181, ref. no. 200954-13
  4. ^ a b c Report for year ending 31 December 1909, Cape Government Railways, Section VIII - Dates of Opening and the Length of the different Sections in the Cape Colony, from the Year 1873 to 31st December, 1909.
  5. ^ a b Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  6. ^ a b c C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.
  7. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  8. ^ Classification of S.A.R. Engines with Renumbering Lists, issued by the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office, Pretoria, January 1912, p. 17. (Reprinted in April 1987 by SATS Museum, R.3125-6/9/11-1000)