A photographic history of the south african railways at the end of the steam era. A voltage of 50 kv ac was chosen instead of the usual 25 kv in order to haul heavier loads and. This was the beginning of a pioneering, recordbreaking world famous airline. The cache is hidden at the national railway museum in nairobi, established in 1971 by the then east african railways and harbours corporation to preserve and display relics and records of the railways of east africa from their inception to the present day. Electrification of the railways began in the 1920s with the building of the colenso power station for the glencoe to pietermaritzburg route and the introduction of the south african class 1e.
Southern african trains books and articles reference list index. Spindrifter pty ltd v lester donovan pty ltd 1986 1 sa 303 a. The bluff, overlooking durban harbour, bristled with heavycalibre gun batteries to defend the port in case of enemy action. Steam locomotives of the east african railways author. It deals with travel in the union of south africa, without, however, any pretence of conveying the last word on such travel indeed the volume is confined to what was seen and felt by only one party of travellers, and they did not see. South african railways, table bay harbour uct libraries. In this installment of the series he looks at various aspects of building and running one of the largest state run railways in the world. Saa honoured the order for the three junkers ju 523m aircraft. The cartoon published in the south african railways and harbours magazine gained popularity, with some graphic variation in the ways it visually positioned the railway and the old man.
A book writing project of les pivnic and charlie lewis that captures for future. The railways were a stronghold of the national party. Spes bona bank ltd v portals water treatment south africa pty ltd 1983 1 sa 978 a. The company was formed by restructuring into business units the operations of south african. A majority of the companys stock is owned by the department of public enterprises, or dpe, of the south african government. Through the function of its tourist branch, the railway administration is in a position to make advance arrangements meet the wishes. This is the only practical way in which courts of law can determine the terms of a contract south african railways and harbours v national bank of south africa ltd 1924 a. Description diagram of railway stations and sidings in south africa and rhodesia zimbabwe. Introduction, part 1, by charlie lewis soul of a railway. Steam locomotives of the south african railways by d.
The south african railways and harbours union was formed after a meeting of the staff in cape town on 1 april 1936 addressed by rachel simons. Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. South african railways and harbours sick fund bottle. African township railways and the south african state, 19021963. Generally speaking too, its rich natural resources and extensive agricultural and pastoral areas. All railways in south africa finally became a unified stateowned railway system in 1916 when the central south african railways, the cape government railways and the natal government railways were all merged by an act of parliament. South african railways and harbours archives the mail. The south african railways and harbours administration was established on 31 may 1910 by the amalgamation of all the provincial railways in south africa. When the union of south africa was established on 31 may 1910, the three colonial government railways cgr, natal government railways and central south african railways were united under a single administration to control and administer the railways, ports and harbours of the union. Jeanne v an eeden 2014 south african railways postcard calendars, 1961 to 1984, south african historical journal, 66.
A new era dawns the first fifteen years of the south. Standard bank reports the low emerging middle class annual salaries start from r51,000, the emerging middle starts at r111,000, and the realised middle range from r240,000 to over r380,000. Vol 16 no 3 june 2014 south african military history. Sanrasm has three sites around the krugersdorp and randfontein area. Tourist class economy sleeper, premier classe deluxe sleeper, blue train luxury sleeper, car transport by rail or one of our amazing train tour packages step 2. The south african railways and harbours union was formed by black workers of the south african railways and harbours administration after they had been expelled from the national union of railway and harbour servants. The railways during the second boer war the development of south african steam locomotives the long distance passenger trains chasing steam in its final years. List of rail related book titles page 3 s to the l. Railway country although the south african interior is generally highlying, it is traversable, but it is largely separated from the coastline by a high, mountainous escarpment. South african railways and harbours, johannesburg, 1929. A special white labourer grade was created for afrikaners from which most were eventually. The airline was named south african airways and fell under the control of the south african railways and harbours administration.
It was formed as a limited company on 1 april 1990. Five years later, the construction of the first railway in south africa was launched via. South african railways shosholoza meyl railways south africa. South african railways and harbours administration wikipedia.
By the 1920s, the expanding railway enterprise the south african railways and harbours, now transnet needed more and cheaper electricity, and steel for rails. After reading the service details, check that the train you have chosen travels on your required travel date, by clicking on. A fascinating 1929 hardcover book with 386 pages, photo illustrations, color plates and maps the seven wonders of southern africa by hadley chilvers published by authority of the administration of the south african railways and harbours full of fascinating history, photos and information perfect for the collector or researcher all shipments are carefully packaged. South african railways and harbours v national bank of south africa ltd 1924 ad 704. Sa national railway and steam museum in gauteng, south. Until the 1960s the installation of african township railways was part of a saga of unaffordable race zoning and. A voltage of 50 kv ac was chosen instead of the usual 25 kv in order to haul heavier loads and to allow a larger distance between transformers. It deals with travel in the union of south africa, without, however, any pretence of conveying the last word on such travel indeed the volume is confined to what was seen and felt by only one party of travellers, and they did not see everything. Vintage 1929 south africa history photos map south african. Looking for south african railways buy online on bidorbuy. South african railways and harbours 19161981 crw flags. Publisher university of cape town libraries, south africa contributor nicholson, g.
In 1939 the organisation had 47,000 african employees. Latest articles on south african railways and harbours transmashholding enters south africas rail sector with a r500million investment article advertorial feature 14 jun 2018. South african railways and harbours creator beaten, a. South african railways and harbours union wikipedia. South african twofoot gauge featuring the garratts. The three countries which made up the east african community were unable to agree about many things and it became necessary for them to go their own ways. Seven wonders southern africa by chilvers hedley abebooks. The real catalyst for the countrys railway and harbour expansion, can be attributed to the discovery of diamonds in kimberly in 1867. Publication date 1921 topics south africa description and travel publisher.
A special white labourer grade was created for afrikaners from which most were eventually promoted. Opinion the sa railways and harbours pensioners have been treated very shabbily by the board running this pension scheme. Upon turning to the pages dealing with south africa, there on page 221 appeared a black and white outline drawing of the house flag of the south african railways and. Southern african trains books and articles reference. Vol 16 no 3 june 2014 south african military history society. South africa, report of the select committee on railways and harbours s. Railway country 150 years of rail in south africa south africa.
Pdf south african railways postcard calendars, 1961 to 1984. Upon turning to the pages dealing with south africa, there on page 221 appeared a black and white outline drawing of the house flag of the south african railways and harbours administration along with the following description. How much the south african middle class earn is difficult to work out. East african railways kenya and uganda history forum. Most widely held works about south african railways and harbours. Set of souvenir playing cards produced by the south african railways and harbours publicity department, showing photographs of scenes in south africa and rhodesia, c1920. South africa s state railway system began when the two pioneer railway systems situated in the cape and natal became government property in 1872 and 1877 respectively, thus completing the relatively primitive harbours in durban and cape town. Scarcely nine years after the founding of the government railways, both which were rapidly pushed to. South african railways and harbours uct libraries digital. The cartoon showed father time at a junction where a briton. Apr 18, 2018 excerpt from travel in south africa in the circumstances it may be useful at the outset to explain the aim and scope of the volume. There seem to be two pension funds, one of which is the first and is.
The reference key gives details of the breakwater light, the noonday time signal and soundings in the bay. Sa national railway and steam museum in gauteng, south africa. Railway country 150 years of rail in south africa south. Transnet soc ltd is a large south african rail, port and pipeline company, headquartered in the carlton centre in johannesburg.
Railways of southern africa 150 years locomotives and. Upon turning to the pages dealing with south africa, there on page 221 appeared a black and white outline drawing of the house flag of the south. Some time ago, whilst browsing through some old flag books at my local library i came upon a. South african railways and harbours worldcat identities. South africas state owned companies a complex history. On the 31st may 1910 the act of union created south africa as one country, formed by the coming together of the four colonies of the cape. South africa 11rhe unions transport services by rail, road or air are coordinated under one department of statethe south african railways, airways and harbours. South african national railway and steam museum was meant to be the national railway museum authority of south africa, by the original initiative of the railroad association of south africa and then transport authority south african railways and harbours.1250 163 807 1323 990 151 747 1162 1396 75 536 1221 956 165 1106 648 516 155 1126 286 892 50 996 1249 921 484 141