1929 in South Africa

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1929
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

The following lists events that happened during 1929 in South Africa.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

June
July
August
  • 26 – Union Airways commences operations.[1]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Railways[edit]

Railway lines opened[edit]

  • 3 April – Cape – Hermon to Porterville, 36 miles 10 chains (58.1 kilometres).[3]
  • 10 April – Cape – Ceres to Prince Alfred Hamlet, 6 miles 25 chains (10.2 kilometres).[3]
  • 16 April – Free State – Wesselsbron to Bultfontein, 35 miles 45 chains (57.2 kilometres).[3]
  • 31 July – Free State – Arlington to Lindley, 12 miles 26 chains (19.8 kilometres).[3]
  • 12 August – Transvaal – Boshoek to Middelwit, 58 miles 35 chains (94.0 kilometres).[3]
  • 31 August – Transvaal – Messina to Beitbridge, 10 miles 30 chains (16.7 kilometres).[3]
  • 14 November – Transvaal – Derwent to Stoffberg, 37 miles 73 chains (61.0 kilometres).[3]
  • 1 December – South West Africa – Seeis to Witvlei, 66 miles 41 chains (107.0 kilometres).[3]

Locomotives[edit]

Six new steam locomotive types, four Cape gauge and one narrow gauge, enter service on the South African Railways (SAR):

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b SAA Museum Society: South African Airways, A Brief History (Accessed on 8 March 2017)
  2. ^ SR/Olympic Sports - Daphne Robb-Hasenjäger (Accessed on 8 March 2017)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h 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
  4. ^ a b c Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 58–65. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8. 
  5. ^ a b c d Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 70, 80, 90–91, 116. ISBN 0869772112. 
  6. ^ South African Railways and Harbours Locomotive Diagram Book, 2’0” & 3’6” Gauge Steam Locomotives, 15 August 1941, as amended
  7. ^ a b Durrant, A. E. (1989). Twilight of South African Steam (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, London: David & Charles. pp. 33, 99. ISBN 0715386387. 
  8. ^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives from Other Builders, retrieved 10 November 2012 
  9. ^ Hamilton, Gavin N., The Garratt Locomotive - Garratt Locomotives produced by Beyer, Peacock, retrieved 10 November 2012 
  10. ^ Clayton Steam Rail Coach - From the Dave Rhind Collection, Railway History Group of South Africa, Pinelands, Cape Town.