Volume 1 in a two-volume series that describes nearly 100 years of South African steam locomotives, covering practically every type of locomotive and variant that ever operated. This volume opens with the first locomotive to reach South Africa, a small 0-4-2 well tank brought out from England in 1859 and then goes on to the locomotive history of all railroads (other than 2' narrow gauge) that existed before the Act of Union in 1910. The railroads covered include the Capetown-Wellington, the Natal, the Cape Government Railways, the Metropolitan & Suburban, the New Cape Central and Kowie, the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikan Spoorweg Maatschappij, the Pretoria-Pietersburg, the Selati and Ermelo, the Imperial Military Railways of the Boer War and the Central South African Railways. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, diagrams and maps. 144 pages with index.
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Book Description Drake Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust jacket in very good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. There is a dent on the spine, but binding is not compromised and is still strong. Bookseller Inventory # 618272066
Book Description Drake Publishers, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover with DJ. The DJ is in good condition, some light wear. The DJ is in a mylar cover. Light wear to the book, PO stamp in the front. No apparent marks throughout the text. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000294659
Book Description Drake Publishers, New York, 1972. Hardcover. First US edition, first printing. Describes practically every type of steam locomotive and variant to operate on the railroads of South Africa. 144 pages of vintage locomotive photographs, numberous locomotive diagrams and data, rosters, and index. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with just a little rubbing at the head of the spine panel. Bookseller Inventory # 35118
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808774914603.0
Book Description Drake Publishers. New York 1972., 1972. Chocolate cloth boards. 144pp illustrated 4to. Records the history of the railroads up until Union in 1910. Includes the Capetown-Wellington Railway, Port Alfred locomotives, Port Elizabeth & East London, The Natal Railway, the 3' 6" gauge: the Cape Government Railways (CGR), Metropolitan & Suburban, New Cape Central (NCCR) & Kowie Railways, The Natal Government Railway (NGR), The Orange FreeState Railways (OVGS), De Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikan Spoorweg Maatschappij (NZASM), The Pretoria-Pietersburg (PPR), Selati and Ermelo Railways, the Imperial Military Railways (IMR) of the Anglo-Boer War, and the Central African Railways (CSAR). Appendix of Chief Mechanical Engineers and Locomotive Superintendents. Well illustrated with plates and dimensioned drawings. No inscriptions. VG+ in matching protected dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 25620