1884 in South Africa

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1884
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1884 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

April
July
August
November
December
  • 1 – The private Kowie Railway line between Grahamstown and Port Alfred is opened to traffic.[2]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 8 February – Zulu king Cetshwayo. (b. 1826)

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The Cape Government Railways places two experimental 3rd Class 4-4-0 tender and four experimental 4th Class 4-6-0 tank-and-tender locomotives in service, designed by the Cape Eastern System to be able to use the low-grade local coal with its high content of incombustible matter.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Imvo Zabantsundu: a Brief History". National Heritage Monument of South Africa website. Retrieved 10 February 2018. 
  2. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, pp. 12-13.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 182, ref. no. 200954-13
  5. ^ Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  6. ^ C.G.R. Numbering Revised, Article by Dave Littley, SA Rail May–June 1993, pp. 94-95.