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The Natal Railway Company was formed in January for the construction of a 3 kilometres ( mi) railway in Durban. The Natal Railway Company made use of 4 ft 8 1 ⁄ 2 in (1, mm) broad 3 ft 6 in (1, mm) Cape gauge was only adopted in Natal in when the Natal Government Railways was established.

The railway's first steam locomotive, the Track gauge: 4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in (1, mm). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Natal Government Railways by,s.n. edition, in English Natal Government Railways ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: Thus did the OFS Government Railways come into existence.

During this decade the Natal Government Railways had also made significant progress. Beggarsburg Junction (Glencoe) and Newcastle had been reached by The section between Newcastle to the Transvaal border station was completed and opened in April by Sir Charles B.

Mitchell in File Size: KB. Natal's narrow gauge. Bythe Natal Government realised that light railways were essential as feeders to open up fertile districts which were distant from the existing main- and branch lines, particularly when the intervening stretches of country were difficult from an Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company.

A fascinating little book which shows the working of the official mind at the beginning of the 20th century. Although these rules were for use on the Natal Government Railways, they were printed by the Central South African Railways which was started during the Anglo-Boer war.

The Natal Legislative Council passed the Natal Government Railways Act on 2 November This authorised the building of railways initially from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, Verulam and Isipingo. Because of the rugged nature of the interior, the Natal and Cape authorities opted for the 3 ft 6 in gauge which is generally known as the Cape gauge.

Together with the ‘special servants’, workers of the Natal Government Railways (NGR) lived in and around the city. Many waiters and their families took up residence in worker compounds like Bamboo Square, Magazine and Railway Barracks and around central ers: K. Natal Government Railways. Inthe Natal Government Railways (NGR) was established.

All the assets of Natal Government Railways book Natal Railway Company were taken over by the Colonial Government and became Natal Government Railways book of the NGR with effect from 1 January Designer: Kitson and Company.

SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS SIGNAL DIAGRAMS & STATION LAYOUTS. CONTENTS FRONT COVER. A real treasure of a photograph. Inside the Durban Signal Cabin inin the days of the Natal Government. Natal Government Railways Print Email Surname: Forename/inits: Regimental no: Rank: Notes: Search Options: ( Records) Surname Forename/inits Regimental no Rank Notes: Abbott: J: Source: WO/ Abbott: J: Source: WO/ South African units.

Natal Government Railways Back to Top. Physical geography --People, language, government, and settlements --Finance, commerce, industries, productions, stock --Natal government railways --Geology, forests, flora, animals, etc. --Umtamvuna to the bluff --The bluff, harbour, and bay --Durban --Durban to Isipingo --Durban to Umgeni --Umgeni to Verulam --Verulam to lower Tugela --Durban.

Inshortly before being amalgamated into the South African Railways, the Natal Government Railways placed the first two of seven Pacific type narrow-gauge tank steam locomotives in service.

Inwhen these two locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they retained their engine numbers, but with an "NG" prefix r: Kerr, Stuart and Company. Natal Government Railways. Natal Government Railways: Rules and Regulations. x17cm 16mo (mm X mm) hardcover book in the original red cloth binding 50 preliminary pages including the index, plus pages of text, including seven appendices; two additional, separately numbered and a supplement to appen are bound in at the end.

About Visit the Natal Railway Museum. The Natal Railway Museum is in the sweet, misty town of Hilton in KwaZulu Natal. Located at the Hilton station and next to what used to be the main railway line between Durban and Johannesburg. This line is over years old and unfortunately hasn’t been used for over a decade but the museum is hoping to change all that with plans to run.

Today, on the 'Durban' thread, Mike reproduced a report from 'The Times' that refers in part to the fact that the Natal Government Railways were "carrying a larger quantity of goods than at any previous period." The performance of the NGR during the Boer War was remarkable indeed, and below are extracts from its publication 'Battlefields.

Railway Development in Colonial Natal Hardy E Wilson Railway History Society – KZN. The N.G.R. Coat of Arms The development of railways in colonial Natal is a story as full of intrigue and attempted chicanery as a good detective tale and all the more enjoyable because it is true.

Full text of "Natal: An Illustrated Official Railway Guide and Handbook of General Information" See other formats. Bymore locomotives were required for goods operation on the lower sections of the Natal mainline and a further 21 locomotives of the Class B Mastodon design were ordered by the Natal Government Railways (NGR).

They were delivered and placed in service inbuilt by the North British Locomotive Company with Type TJ tenders and numbered in the range from Builder: North British Locomotive Company.

The Natal Government Railways (NGR) was formed in January in the Colony of Natal. In the Natal Government Railways acquired the Natal Railway Company for the sum of £40, gaining the line from the Point to Durban and from Durban to Umgeni.

This move, inspired in part by the neighbouring Cape Prime Minister John Molteno's establishment. Entered Engineers’ Department Taff Vale Railway.

Appointed Assistant Engineer, Natal Government Railways, in District Engineer, Placed on Fixed Establishment, Civil Service, Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ; Superintending Engineer, Surveys and Construction, Natal Government Railways; ; retired on pension.

The discovery of diamonds, and the consequent rush to Kimberley that started ingave impetus to the development of railways in South Africa. Shortly afterwards, inthe Cape Colony attained responsible government under the leadership of Prime Minister John Molteno, who presented plans for an enormous network of railways to connect the Cape Colony's main.

This page was last edited on 22 Juneat Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the Creative Commons CC0 License; all unstructured text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may ss of: tank locomotive.

A locomotive that was bought by the Zululand Railway Company in and acquired by the Natal Government Railways in Country of origin: United States of America.

During the s, the extension of the railways was a matter of life and death to the commercial interests of Natal. The first railway, from the Point to the Umgeni, was incorporated into the new Natal Government Railways. The line to Pietermaritzburg was opened officially on 1 December The Verulam Historical Society, Verulam Library.

1K likes. Together with the ‘special servants’, workers of the Natal Government Railways (NGR) lived in and around the city. Written by Selvan Naidoo, Curator of the Heritage Center.

This extract forms part of a soon to be launched book titled, ‘INDIAN WAITER’ waiters who. Lot #9/1 Port Natal: illustrated handbook of general information relating to Durban-Port Natal and railways in connection compiled by C.W.

Francis Harrison. A scarce and well illustrated guide to Durban, its harbour and industry as well as to the railways, the interior and with some photos relating to the Anglo-Boer War. Inthe Natal Government Railways placed fifty Class B Mastodon type steam locomotives in service.

Six of them were modified to a Mountain type wheel arrangement in Inwhen the remaining 44 locomotives were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered and designated Class r: North British Locomotive Company.

"The ‘Cape–Natal’ as it is now more commonly known - was intended to link the Natal Government Railways (NGR) with the Eastern System of the Cape Government Railways (CGR) based in East London. The NGR Engineer-in-Chief’s Annual Report for the year ending 31 December noted that no less than 11 different routes and modifications.

All the railways in South Africa became part of a unified state-owned railway system in when the Central South African Railways, the Cape Government Railways and the Natal Government Railways were all merged by an Act of Parliament. Thus was born the South African Railways and Harbours (SAR&H).

In this talk historian Andre Croukamp explores the impact of images that the NGR commissioned for the purposes of attracting tourists and settlers to Natal. Happening on Sunday 19 March at 11h The book fair kicks off at 09h Lystanwold Saxonwold.

[email protected] The Natal Government Railways (NGR) had reached Ladymith by 21st Junewhich was very soon after the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand.

The railway line up from Durban, had begun inwith the first aim to reach the colonial capital, Pietermaritzburg (1st Dec ) and thence onward to Ladysmith, where the trade routes from the.

Twentieth Century Impressions of Natal: Its People Preview this book Ladysmith land Legislative Council manager maritzburg ment Messrs miles military Minister Mission months Mounted Rifles municipal Natal Government native Newcastle office Orange River Colony Pieter Pietermaritzburg plant Police population Port Shepstone position.

Report of J.H. Smith special railway commissioner, upon the administration, organisation and working of the Natal Government Railways. London: Waterlow and Sons Limited, Printers, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource.

The Emigrants' Guide to South Africa Contents Preface to 1st Edition Preface to 6th Edition Terms, Conditions and Regulations Cornwall and Devonshire Passengers Homeward Passengers landing at Southhampton Outfit for Voyage to South Africa Letters and Cablegrams to South Africa Cape Government Railways Natal Government Railways Orange Free State.

Die Natalse Regeringspoorweë (Engels: Natal Government Railways (NGR)) was van tot die spoorwegoperateur in staatsbesit in die voormalige kern van die NGR is die spoorlyn vanaf Durban tot e lyn het Charlestown (4 km van die ZAR grens) in bereik en die skakel na die Witwatersrand is in voltooi.

Ander belangrike lyne is. Railway stamps of South Africa: the - Parcel-post stamps - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are id Yellow-green ISSUE CSAR ISSUE NGR ISSUE NS Johannesburg Keetmanshoop Light blue lilac mauve Mult Multiple Springbok heads Natal Natal Government Railways Needle perforated Newspaper Stamps NGR3 NOTE numbers.

The Natal Government Railways and Their Productions of ‘the Zulu’ - André Croucamp. Section Four: Archival Biographies ‘The Name of Zulu is Now Given’: Provenancing Objects from Colonial Natal in the British Museum’s Christy Collection - Catherine Elliott Weinberg.

Railways at War Paperback – January 1, by NSW Government Railways (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: NSW Government Railways. The Natal Government Railways’ locomotive contribution was less spectacular than that of the C.G.R., mainly due to the fact that the N.G.R.

operated a large number of. Re: A John Walker Fusee Railway Pocket Watch of Great Indian Peninsular Railway (GIPR Hi POM, All I can see on the inside of the case are the movement serial number, the maker's mark and the "7", which is the jointer's.

Natal. Two new Cape gauge locomotive types enter service on the Natal Government Railways (NGR): Twenty-five Class E Mountain type tank locomotives. In they will become the Class G on the SAR. Fifty Class B Mastodon type mainline steam locomotives.

In they will be designated Class 1 on the SAR. Another leading paper, the Natal Mercury, dates from It is a morning newspaper and is issued at Durban. The Natal Advertizer is a Durban evening paper. Sir John Robinson, the first premier of Natal under responsible government, was the editor of the Mercury from until he became prime minister.Railways genre: new releases and popular books, including To The Edge Of The World by Christian Wolmar, The Stationmaster's Farewell by Edward Marston, M.

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