1916 in South Africa

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1916
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1916 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

February
July
September

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 18 February – Transvaal – Morgenzon to Amersfoort, 27 miles 72 chains (44.9 kilometres).[2]
  • 25 May – Natal – Boughton to Cedara deviation, 11 miles 65 chains (19.0 kilometres).[2]
  • 5 June – Transvaal – Volksrust to Amersfoort, 50 miles 37 chains (81.2 kilometres).[2]
  • 30 June – Free State – Aliwal North (Cape) to Zastron, 55 miles 33 chains (89.2 kilometres).[2]
  • 31 July – Free State – Vierfontein to Bothaville, 23 miles 6 chains (37.1 kilometres).[2]
  • 18 September – Cape – Idutywa to Umtata, 71 miles 13 chains (114.5 kilometres).[2]
  • 2 October – Cape – Williston to Kootjieskolk, 38 miles 57 chains (62.3 kilometres).[2]
  • 18 October – Transvaal – Delareyville to Pudimoe (Cape), 79 miles 2 chains (127.2 kilometres).[2]

Locomotives[edit]

  • The South African Railways places six Class NG10 4-6-2 Pacific type steam locomotives in service on the Langkloof narrow gauge line.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Governors-General: 1910-1961 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 188, ref. no. 200954-13
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 104–105. ISBN 0869772112.