1892 in South Africa

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1892
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1892 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
  • 8 – The Orange Free State, Transvaal and the Cape Colony officially adopt a uniform standard time of GMT+01:30.[1]
August
September

Births[edit]

  • 3 January – J.R.R. Tolkien, writer, poet, philologist and professor. (d. 1973)

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 8 February – Cape Midland – Rosmead Junction to Stormberg Junction to link with the Cape Eastern, 83 miles (133.6 kilometres).[4]
  • 7 May – Free State – Bloemfontein to Vaal River Bridge, 212 miles 79 chains (342.8 kilometres).[3]
  • 21 May – Cape Eastern – Albert Junction (Dreunberg Junction) to Bethulie Bridge, 39 miles (62.8 kilometres).[4]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timezone change of 1892". 
  2. ^ The South African Railways - Historical Survey. Editor George Hart, Publisher Bill Hart, Sponsored by Dorbyl Ltd., Published c. 1978, p. 15.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 183, ref. no. 200954-13
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ Pattison, R.G. (1997). The Cape Seventh Class Locomotives (1st ed.). Kenilworth, Cape Town: The Railway History Group. pp. 4–7, 22–23, 38–39. ISBN 0958400946. 
  7. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 46–48. ISBN 0869772112.