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NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS

Established:

Railways


The Natal Government Railways (NGR) was formed in January 1877 in the Colony of Natal.

In 1877 the Natal Government Railways acquired the Natal Railway Company for the sum of £40,000, 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 1873 establishment of the Cape Government Railways, was intended to drive the extension of Natal's railways inland, towards the Drakensberg and eventually the Orange Free State. The Natal Government Railways also adopted the Cape gauge.

In 1910 the Union of South Africa was formed and in 1912 the NGR combined with the other colonies' railway companies (Cape Government Railways and Central South African Railways) to form the South African Railways and Harbours (SAR and H).

(Wikipedia)

Books citing NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS

Heydenrrych, Heinie and Martin, Bruno. 1992. Natal main line story ; The. Pretoria: HSRC. pp All