1927 in South Africa

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1927
in
South Africa

Decades:
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The following lists events that happened during 1927 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

March
  • 4 – An organised diamond rush includes trained athletes who have been hired by major companies to stake claims.
August
  • 20 – The restored manor house of Groot Constantia is reopened after a fire devastated it in 1925.
Unknown date

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 7 January – Cape – Sunland to Kirkwood, 14 miles 54 chains (23.6 kilometres).[4]
  • 10 February – Transvaal – Solarvale to Mount Carmel, 2 miles 25 chains (3.7 kilometres).[4]
  • 27 April – Cape – Landplaas to Bitterfontein, 31 miles 63 chains (51.2 kilometres).[4]
  • 1 July – Transvaal – Makwassie to Vermaas, 59 miles 29 chains (95.5 kilometres).[4]
  • 4 July – Natal – Candover to Golela, Transvaal, 12 miles 27 chains (19.9 kilometres).[4]
  • 14 September – Cape – Imvani to Qamata, 26 miles 79 chains (43.4 kilometres).[4]

Locomotives[edit]

Seven new steam locomotive types, five Cape gauge and two narrow gauge, enter service on the SAR. All the Cape Gauge locomotives were delivered equipped with the new AAR knuckle couplers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 51–56. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  2. ^ South African Railways & Harbours/Suid Afrikaanse Spoorweë en Hawens (15 Aug 1941). Locomotive Diagram Book/Lokomotiefdiagramboek, 3'6" Gauge/Spoorwydte. SAR/SAS Mechanical Department/Werktuigkundige Dept. Drawing Office/Tekenkantoor, Pretoria. p. 32.
  3. ^ South African Railways & Harbours/Suid Afrikaanse Spoorweë en Hawens (15 Aug 1941). Locomotive Diagram Book/Lokomotiefdiagramboek, 2'0" & 3'6" Gauge/Spoorwydte, Steam Locomotives/Stoomlokomotiewe. SAR/SAS Mechanical Department/Werktuigkundige Dept. Drawing Office/Tekenkantoor, Pretoria. p. 32.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Statement Showing, in Chronological Order, the Date of Opening and the Mileage of Each Section of Railway, Statement No. 19, p. 189, ref. no. 200954-13
  5. ^ a b c d e f Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 10–11, 90, 92, 96–98, 106–107, 110. ISBN 0869772112. 
  6. ^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives from Other Builders, retrieved 10 November 2012 
  7. ^ Durrant, A. E. (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. p. 124. ISBN 0715386387.