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1892 in South Africa

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1892 in South Africa

Events

February
  • 8 – The Orange Free State, Transvaal and the Cape Colony officially adopt a uniform standard time of GMT+01:30.
  • August
  • 20 – The Johannesburg Reform Committee is established by prominent Johannesburg citizens.
  • September
  • 15 – The railway line from Cape Town via Bloemfontein, with connections to Port Elizabeth and East London, is completed to Germiston.
  • Births

  • Bhawani Sannyassi Dayal, activist and journalist.
  • Railway lines opened

  • 8 February – Cape Midland – Rosmead Junction to Stormberg Junction to link with the Cape Eastern, 83 miles (133.6 kilometres).
  • 7 May – Free State – Bloemfontein to Vaal River Bridge, 212 miles 79 chains (342.8 kilometres).
  • 21 May – Cape Eastern – Albert Junction (Dreunberg Junction) to Bethulie Bridge, 39 miles (62.8 kilometres).
  • 21 May – Free State – Bethulie Bridge to Springfontein, 28 miles 2 chains (45.1 kilometres).
  • 20 June – Transvaal – Malelane to Nelspruit, 38 miles (61.2 kilometres).
  • 12 July – Natal – Danskraal to Natal-Free State border, 35 miles 79 chains (57.9 kilometres).
  • 12 July – Free State – Natal-Free State border to Harrismith, 23 miles 12 chains (37.3 kilometres).
  • 15 September – Transvaal – Vaal River Bridge to Germiston, 40 miles (64.4 kilometres).
  • Locomotives

    Cape
  • The Cape Government Railways places the first six 7th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon type steam locomotives in service.
  • Transvaal
  • The Nederlandsche-Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) places the first of twenty 40 Tonner tank locomotives in service.
  • References

    1892 in South Africa Wikipedia


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