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1875 in South Africa

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1875 in South Africa


  • 14 – The Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (Association of True Afrikaners) is formed at the home of Gideon Malherbe in Paarl.
  • Unknown date
  • The Black Flag Rebellion is staged by white diamond diggers at Kimberley.
  • The Molteno Government begins construction of two Midland railway lines from Swartkops in Port Elizabeth and from Uitenhage.
  • New lines

  • Construction begins on the Swartkops-Alicedale line.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 11 May – Cape Western – Cape Town Docks to junction with mainline, 7 miles 1 chain (11.3 kilometres).
  • 26 July – Cape Midland – Port Elizabeth to Addo, 31 miles 55 chains (51.0 kilometres).
  • 22 September – Cape Midland – Swartkops to Uitenhage, 13 miles 46 chains (21.8 kilometres).
  • 3 November – Cape Western – Wellington to Ceres Road, 39 miles 50 chains (63.8 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

    Three new 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Cape Government Railways (CGR):


  • The first eight of twenty-seven 2nd Class 2-6-2 tank-and-tender locomotives on all three newly established regional systems, the Eastern System from East London, the Midland System from Port Elizabeth and the Western System from Cape Town.
  • Three 1st Class 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotives on the Midland and Eastern Systems.
  • The first seven of eleven 1st Class 4-4-0 tank locomotives on the Western and Midland systems.
  • References

    1875 in South Africa Wikipedia

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