1907 in South Africa

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1907
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1907 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
  • 22 – The Transvaal Asiatic Registration Act is passed in parliament, sparking protests by Indians.
July

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 1 January – Cape Western – Misgund to Avontuur (Narrow gauge), 21 miles 14 chains (34.1 kilometres).[1]
  • 13 March – Transvaal – Breyten to Ermelo, 18 miles 46 chains (29.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 18 April – Natal – Estcourt to Weenen (Narrow gauge), 28 miles 62 chains (46.3 kilometres).[2]
  • 15 May – Natal – Loskop to Winterton, 10 miles 60 chains (17.3 kilometres).[2]
  • 16 May – Cape Western – Mafeking to Buurman's Drift, 9 miles 20 chains (14.9 kilometres).[1]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The Cape Government Railways places a single experimental 4-6-2 Pacific three cylinder compound steam locomotive in service, based on the second series of its Karoo Class locomotives. In 1912 it will be designated Class Experimental 1 on the South African Railways (SAR).[3]
  • The Central South African Railways acquires a single self-contained Railmotor, a passenger coach that is an integral part of the locomotive itself, for its railmotor passenger service that had been introduced in 1906.[4]
  • The Natal Government Railways places six 4-6-2 Pacific type narrow gauge tank steam locomotives in service. By 1930 they will be designated Class NG3 on the SAR.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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. 186, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  4. ^ CSAR General Manager's Report, Extracts from the CSAR General Manager's Reports for 1906, 1907, 1908 & 1909.
  5. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 101–102, 110. ISBN 0869772112.