oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Repairs to and maintenance of the Pretoria Eastern Railway (Part 2)

Volume 7, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This paper descriptionbes some of the work of the engineering department of the Imperial Military Railways during the first few months after the occupation of the Transvaal by British troops, chiefly that of the repair and maintenance of the line east of Pretoria, a considerable portion of which was carried out under the supervision of George Bransby Williams, the author. (For Part 1, see February 1999 issue.) Maintenance of the line The permanent-way on the Pretoria Eastern Line is, judging by South African standards, good. As on all other railways in that country, the gauge is 3 feet 6 inches. The rails are laid partly on teak, and partly on iron sleepers.

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