1898 in South Africa

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1898
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1898 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • Cape Midland – Bamboo Junction to Cape Collieries, 16 miles (25.7 kilometres).[1]
  • 3 March – Cape Midland – Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet, 91 miles (146.5 kilometres).[2]
  • 13 June – Natal – Clairwood to Wests in Durban, 6 miles 45 chains (10.6 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 October – Transvaal – Pretoria to Potgietersrus, 138 miles (222.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 15 October – Namaqualand – Garracoop Junction to Nababeep, 8 miles (12.9 kilometres).[3]
  • 1 November – Free State – Theunissen to Winburg, 28 miles 10 chains (45.3 kilometres).[1]
  • 1 December – Natal – Tongaat to Tugela, 39 miles (62.8 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

Cape
Free State
  • The Oranje-Vrijstaat Gouwerment-Spoorwegen takes delivery of three of its final six new Cape 6th Class locomotives before its railway operations are taken over by the Imperial Military Railways. In 1912 they will be designated Class 6E on the SAR.[4][5]
Transvaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Bagshawe, Peter (2012). Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines (1st ed.). Stenvalls. ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0. 
  4. ^ a b c Holland, D.F. (1971). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 1: 1859–1910 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 47, 56–57, 59, 107–108, 126. ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0. 
  5. ^ a b c d Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 18, 29, 41–44. ISBN 0869772112.