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1904 in South Africa


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  • List of years in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1904 in South Africa

Contents

  • 1 Incumbents
  • 2 Events
  • 3 Births
  • 4 Deaths
  • 5 Railways
    • 51 Railway lines opened
    • 52 Locomotives
  • 6 References

Incumbents

  • Governor of the Cape of Good Hope and High Commissioner for Southern Africa:Walter Hely-Hutchinson
  • Governor of the Colony of Natal: Henry Edward McCallum
  • Prime Minister of the Cape of Good Hope: John Gordon Sprigg until February 22, Leander Starr Jameson starting February 22
  • Prime Minister of the Orange River Colony: Alfred Milner
  • Prime Minister of the Colony of Natal: George Morris Sutton

Events

February
  • Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
June
  • 22 – The first of 62,000 Chinese labourers arrive in South Africa to relieve the shortage of unskilled mine workers
Unknown date
  • The Social Democratic Federation SDF is established in Cape Town

Births

  • 16 February – Philip Rabinowitz, South African record breaking sprinter d 2008

Deaths

  • 3 June – Vincent Tancred, South African cricketer b 1875
  • 14 July – Paul Kruger, exiled president of the South African Republic, dies in Clarens, Switzerland at the age of 78

Railways

SAR Class 6L SAR Class 5B SAR Class 8Z CGR Type B NGR Class E NGR Class B CSAR Class 10 CSAR Class F CSAR Class M

Railway lines opened

  • 1 February – Cape Western – Maitland to Ottery, 7 miles 113 kilometres
  • 1 March – Cape Midland – Le Roux to Oudtshoorn, 16 miles 41 chains 266 kilometres
  • 7 June – Cape Western – Paarl to Franschhoek, 17 miles 10 chains 276 kilometres
  • 15 June – Free State – Thaba 'Nchu to Modderpoort, 45 miles 73 chains 739 kilometres
  • 17 August – Cape Eastern – Indwe to Xalanga, 31 miles 3 chains 500 kilometres
  • 1 September – Free State – Hamilton to Tempe, 4 miles 64 kilometres
  • 7 September – Cape Eastern – Amabele to Komga, 27 miles 435 kilometres
  • 17 October – Cape Eastern – Middledrift to Adelaide, 56 miles 64 chains 914 kilometres
  • 3 November – Natal – Pietermaritzburg to Elandskop, 35 miles 39 chains 571 kilometres
  • December – Cape Western – Artois to Ceres Road, 4 miles 38 chains 72 kilometres
  • 15 December – Transvaal – Langlaagte to Vereeniging, 44 miles 56 chains 719 kilometres

Locomotives

Cape
  • Four new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Cape Government Railways CGR:
    • Two experimental superheated 6th Class 4-6-0 locomotives In 1912 they will be designated Class 6L by the South African Railways SAR
    • Four Karoo Class 4-6-2 Pacific passenger steam locomotives In 1912 they will be designated Class 5B by the SAR
    • The last eight 8th Class 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotives In 1912 they will be designated Class 8Z on the SAR
    • The final batch of ten 8th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type locomotives In 1912 they will be designated Class 8F on the SAR
  • Six "Type B" 4-6-0 steam locomotives enter service on the Avontuur narrow gauge line in the Langkloof
  • A single 0-4-2 inverted saddle-tank locomotive named Caledonia is placed in service by the Cape Copper Company as a shunting engine at O'okiep in the Cape Colony
Natal
  • Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Natal Government Railways NGR:
    • Twenty-five Class E 4-8-2 Mountain type tank locomotives In 1912 they will become the Class G on the SAR
    • Fifty Class B 4-8-0 Mastodon type mainline steam locomotives In 1912 they will be designated Class 1 on the SAR
  • The Natal Harbours Department places a single 0-6-0 saddle-tank locomotive named Sir Albert in service as dock shunter in Durban Harbour
Transvaal
  • Five new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Central South African Railways CSAR:
    • Five Class 9 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotives
    • Fifteen Class 10 4-6-2 Pacific passenger locomotives
    • Thirty-six Class 11 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotives
    • Eight Class F 4-6-4T Baltic type tank locomotives in suburban service between Springs and Randfontein
    • A single experimental 0-6-0+0-6-0 Class M Kitson-Meyer type articulated steam locomotive
  • The CSAR rebuilds most of its Reid Tenwheeler 4-10-2T tank locomotives to 4-8-0TT tank-and-tender locomotives In 1912 these converted locomotives will be designated Class 13 on the SAR

References

  1. ^ 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 185, ref no 200954-13
  2. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ a b c d e f g Holland, DF 1971 Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways 1: 1859–1910 1st ed Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles pp 54, 56, 64–67, 71–72, 99–101, 127–129 ISBN 978-0-7153-5382-0 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David 1985 Locomotives of the South African Railways 1st ed Cape Town: Struik pp 10–11, 32, 34–35, 39, 44, 48–49, 51–52, 54, 56, 84, 104, 113 ISBN 0869772112 
  5. ^ Classification of SAR Engines with Renumbering Lists, issued by the Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office, Pretoria, January 1912, pp 9, 12, 15, 36 Reprinted in April 1987 by SATS Museum, R3125-6/9/11-1000
  6. ^ Bagshawe, Peter 2012 Locomotives of the Namaqualand Railway and Copper Mines 1st ed Stenvalls pp 25–27, 40 ISBN 978-91-7266-179-0 
  7. ^ South African Railways and Harbours Locomotive Diagram Book, 2’0” & 3’6” Gauge Steam Locomotives, 15 August 1941, pp21 & 21A, as amended
  8. ^ a b Holland, D F 1972 Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways 2: 1910-1955 1st ed Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles pp 110, 130–131, 140 ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8 


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