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Re: Class 5E1 body shape change

Peter Stow
 

Hi André,

The square-ended series 5 class 5E1’s started with 946. As far as I remember this was recorded in S.A Rail at the time. So in other words, the first 25 locomotives of the series had rounded fronts while the balance of 200 had the squared corners similar to the class 6E’s.

Ashley is correct that when locomotives of lower series were involved in collisions and the fronts needed rebuilding, this was to be done to the latest design, even though the other end of the locomotive would possibly differ if not damaged.

Regards

Peter

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Peter via Groups.Io
Sent: 06 May 2017 06:53 AM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Class 5E1 body shape change

 

Hi Andre -

 

I do know that some of the round-fronted Class 5E1 units were changed to flat-fronted following accident repairs so these could have been out of sequence older units with square fronts fitted later.

 

Regards 

 

 

Ashley 

 

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 21:01, André Kritzinger

<grela@...> wrote:

Back when I wrote their Wiki articles, I deduced that the change in the Class 5E1 body shape from rounded corners to squared corners occurred on the Class 5E1 Series 5 somewhere between no. E941, which had rounded corners, and E948, which had squared corners, based on pictures I took of them and a bunch of others at Ladysmith shortly before they were sold.

Then Les Pivnic came up with a picture of
Class 5E1 Series 4 no. 869 and one other, both with squared corners, in Soul of A Railway. See picture 30 in https://sites.google.com/site/soulorailway/home/system-7-1/natalspruit-to-vereeniging-3

 

In every other picture I’ve ever seen of Class 5E1 Series 1 to 4, all of them had rounded corners and only the higher numbers of Series 5 (E948 and up) had squared corners. I asked oom Les, but he has no idea when exactly the new look began. Does any of you know when (from which number) the change in body shape happened exactly and whether it was done on a test basis on some more Series 4 units before the squared corners finally became the permanent new look?

 

Peter Stow, Leith, can one of you you perhaps help?

 

History by Locomotive 268

André Kritzinger
 

No. 268 - 1946
* Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
* Juan Perón is elected president of Argentina.
* The Bikini is first modeled in Paris.
* Ten Nazi war criminals are executed by hanging in a gymnasium in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice premises.
* Viet Minh forces begin a war against French occupying forces in Vietnam.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

Re: Class 5E1 body shape change

André Kritzinger
 

Thanks Peter!
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115
 

From: Peter Stow
Sent: 06 May, 2017 21:04
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Class 5E1 body shape change
 

Hi André,

The square-ended series 5 class 5E1’s started with 946. As far as I remember this was recorded in S.A Rail at the time. So in other words, the first 25 locomotives of the series had rounded fronts while the balance of 200 had the squared corners similar to the class 6E’s.

Ashley is correct that when locomotives of lower series were involved in collisions and the fronts needed rebuilding, this was to be done to the latest design, even though the other end of the locomotive would possibly differ if not damaged.

Regards

Peter

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Peter via Groups.Io
Sent: 06 May 2017 06:53 AM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Class 5E1 body shape change

 

Hi Andre -

 

I do know that some of the round-fronted Class 5E1 units were changed to flat-fronted following accident repairs so these could have been out of sequence older units with square fronts fitted later.

 

Regards

 

 

Ashley

 

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 21:01, André Kritzinger

<grela@...> wrote:

Back when I wrote their Wiki articles, I deduced that the change in the Class 5E1 body shape from rounded corners to squared corners occurred on the Class 5E1 Series 5 somewhere between no. E941, which had rounded corners, and E948, which had squared corners, based on pictures I took of them and a bunch of others at Ladysmith shortly before they were sold.

Then Les Pivnic came up with a picture of
Class 5E1 Series 4 no. 869 and one other, both with squared corners, in Soul of A Railway. See picture 30 in https://sites.google.com/site/soulorailway/home/system-7-1/natalspruit-to-vereeniging-3

 

In every other picture I’ve ever seen of Class 5E1 Series 1 to 4, all of them had rounded corners and only the higher numbers of Series 5 (E948 and up) had squared corners. I asked oom Les, but he has no idea when exactly the new look began. Does any of you know when (from which number) the change in body shape happened exactly and whether it was done on a test basis on some more Series 4 units before the squared corners finally became the permanent new look?

 

Peter Stow, Leith, can one of you you perhaps help?

 

Prasa

William Smith
 

I heard a rather sad story about Shosholoza Meyl.
A friend traveled from Germiston to PE on the Shosholoza Meyl last week.
For some strange reason they were transported by bus from Germiston to Vereeniging, from there by train.
The train had no food, they said Prasa never paid its suppliers, so no food was delivered.
Bread, cheese and tomatoes were delivered to the train at Cradock the next morning, so passengers could order toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches
The train arrived in PE 7.5 hours late 
This could be bad news if in fact it is all true.
Can anyone confirm if they heard about this?
Bill

Re: Prasa

Les Smith
 


Morning Bill,
 
I do know that the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest action.
 
As to the rest, anything is possible with PRASA these days!
 
Cheers,
 
Les.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:32
Subject: [sar-l] Prasa

I heard a rather sad story about Shosholoza Meyl.
A friend traveled from Germiston to PE on the Shosholoza Meyl last week.
For some strange reason they were transported by bus from Germiston to Vereeniging, from there by train.
The train had no food, they said Prasa never paid its suppliers, so no food was delivered.
Bread, cheese and tomatoes were delivered to the train at Cradock the next morning, so passengers could order toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches
The train arrived in PE 7.5 hours late 
This could be bad news if in fact it is all true.
Can anyone confirm if they heard about this?
Bill

Re: Prasa

William Smith
 

Hi Les
Thanks for your response.
Yes, you may be correct about the line closure.
Cheers


On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 10:31 AM, Les Smith <smi1457@...> wrote:
Morning Bill,
 
I do know that the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest action.
 
As to the rest, anything is possible with PRASA these days!
 
Cheers,
 
Les.
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:32
Subject: [sar-l] Prasa

I heard a rather sad story about Shosholoza Meyl.
A friend traveled from Germiston to PE on the Shosholoza Meyl last week.
For some strange reason they were transported by bus from Germiston to Vereeniging, from there by train.
The train had no food, they said Prasa never paid its suppliers, so no food was delivered.
Bread, cheese and tomatoes were delivered to the train at Cradock the next morning, so passengers could order toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches
The train arrived in PE 7.5 hours late 
This could be bad news if in fact it is all true.
Can anyone confirm if they heard about this?
Bill


Re: Prasa

Rollo Dickson
 

Les Smith wrote:
the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest action.<
Thye line closed was that from Johannesburg via Midway. The ditrect line from Germiston (according to prress reports) wasn't affected - and shouldn't have been affected by Prasa not paying its suppliers!

It is a huge pity that the courts- on a technicality having nothing to do with the merits - threw out the applictaion to have four multi-million Prasa contracts cancelled.

None of this farce would have happened if passenger rail had been privatised 20 years ago - as was the intention at that time. Things could not possibly have been worse.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Les Smith" <smi1457@...>
To: <sar-l@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Prasa


Morning Bill,

I do know that the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest action.

As to the rest, anything is possible with PRASA these days!

Cheers,

Les.

----- Original Message -----
From: William Smith
To: sar-l@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:32
Subject: [sar-l] Prasa


I heard a rather sad story about Shosholoza Meyl.
A friend traveled from Germiston to PE on the Shosholoza Meyl last week.
For some strange reason they were transported by bus from Germiston to Vereeniging, from there by train.
The train had no food, they said Prasa never paid its suppliers, so no food was delivered.
Bread, cheese and tomatoes were delivered to the train at Cradock the next morning, so passengers could order toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches
The train arrived in PE 7.5 hours late
This could be bad news if in fact it is all true.
Can anyone confirm if they heard about this?
Bill




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Re: Class 5E1 body shape change

André Kritzinger
 

Hi Ashley,
I looked at the picture in SoAR again – another clue that you’re right about accident repairs is the absence of the UCW builder’s plate on the front door.
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115
 

Sent: 06 May, 2017 06:53
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Class 5E1 body shape change
 
Hi Andre -
 
I do know that some of the round-fronted Class 5E1 units were changed to flat-fronted following accident repairs so these could have been out of sequence older units with square fronts fitted later.
 
Regards
 
 
Ashley


On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 21:01, André Kritzinger
<grela@...> wrote:
Back when I wrote their Wiki articles, I deduced that the change in the Class 5E1 body shape from rounded corners to squared corners occurred on the Class 5E1 Series 5 somewhere between no. E941, which had rounded corners, and E948, which had squared corners, based on pictures I took of them and a bunch of others at Ladysmith shortly before they were sold.

Then Les Pivnic came up with a picture of Class 5E1 Series 4 no. 869 and one other, both with squared corners, in Soul of A Railway. See p
icture 30 in https://sites.google.com/site/soulorailway/home/system-7-1/natalspruit-to-vereeniging-3
 
In every other picture I’ve ever seen of Class 5E1 Series 1 to 4, all of them had rounded corners and only the higher numbers of Series 5 (E948 and up) had squared corners. I asked oom Les, but he has no idea when exactly the new look began. Does any of you know when (from which number) the change in body shape happened exactly and whether it was done on a test basis on some more Series 4 units before the squared corners finally became the permanent new look?
 
Peter Stow, Leith, can one of you you perhaps help?
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

History by Locomotive 269

André Kritzinger
 

No. 269 - 1947
* The worst-ever train crash in Japan kills 184 people.
* The earlier discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran Caves by Bedouin shepherds becomes known.
* The International Civil Aviation Organization begins operations.
* Mrs. Ples is discovered in the Sterkfontein area in Transvaal.
* Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle enters production and will become the most produced rifle in history.
* A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

Re: Prasa

André Kritzinger
 

Rollo, if passenger rail had been privatised 20 years ago, chances are the same trough-feeders would have been in charge as CEOs and whatnot.

Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

-----Original Message-----
From: Rollo Dickson
Sent: 07 May, 2017 12:46
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Prasa

Les Smith wrote:
the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest action.<
Thye line closed was that from Johannesburg via Midway. The ditrect line
from Germiston (according to prress reports) wasn't affected - and shouldn't
have been affected by Prasa not paying its suppliers!

It is a huge pity that the courts- on a technicality having nothing to do
with the merits - threw out the applictaion to have four multi-million
Prasa contracts cancelled.

None of this farce would have happened if passenger rail had been privatised
20 years ago - as was the intention at that time. Things could not possibly
have been worse.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Les Smith" <smi1457@...>
To: <sar-l@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Prasa


Morning Bill,

I do know that the line to Vereeniging was closed foe a while due to protest
action.

As to the rest, anything is possible with PRASA these days!

Cheers,

Les.

----- Original Message -----
From: William Smith
To: sar-l@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 08:32
Subject: [sar-l] Prasa


I heard a rather sad story about Shosholoza Meyl.
A friend traveled from Germiston to PE on the Shosholoza Meyl last week.
For some strange reason they were transported by bus from Germiston to
Vereeniging, from there by train.
The train had no food, they said Prasa never paid its suppliers, so no
food was delivered.
Bread, cheese and tomatoes were delivered to the train at Cradock the next
morning, so passengers could order toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches
The train arrived in PE 7.5 hours late
This could be bad news if in fact it is all true.
Can anyone confirm if they heard about this?
Bill




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Re: History by Locomotive 269

Les Smith
 


Hi Andre,
 
The S1's were also in service at Braamfontein/Millsite.
 
Cheers,
 
Les.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 01:27
Subject: [sar-l] History by Locomotive 269

No. 269 - 1947
* The worst-ever train crash in Japan kills 184 people.
* The earlier discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran Caves by Bedouin shepherds becomes known.
* The International Civil Aviation Organization begins operations.
* Mrs. Ples is discovered in the Sterkfontein area in Transvaal.
* Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle enters production and will become the most produced rifle in history.
* A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

Re: History by Locomotive 269

André Kritzinger
 

Thanks Les.
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115
 

From: Les Smith
Sent: 08 May, 2017 11:19
Subject: Re: [sar-l] History by Locomotive 269
 
Hi Andre,
 
The S1's were also in service at Braamfontein/Millsite.
 
Cheers,
 
Les.
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 01:27
Subject: [sar-l] History by Locomotive 269
 
No. 269 - 1947
* The worst-ever train crash in Japan kills 184 people.
* The earlier discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran Caves by Bedouin shepherds becomes known.
* The International Civil Aviation Organization begins operations.
* Mrs. Ples is discovered in the Sterkfontein area in Transvaal.
* Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle enters production and will become the most produced rifle in history.
* A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

Re: African dreams

Willem en Mercia
 

Hi All.

 

I would like to know what Transnet is planning about the large inter-model depot that is constructed at Harrismith and  which will be, as I understand from news clips, the hub for the distribution of containers arriving from Durban to the North, and to the Central parts of South Africa. JZ opened the scheme and in his speech even mentioned  that a large number of jobs will also be created by this grand scheme.

 

Any comments/ remarks about this?

 

Kind regards.

 

Willem de Beer  (Snr.)

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of John Middleton
Sent: 06 May 2017 11:11 AM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sar-l] African dreams

 

Terry

I have to respectfully disagree when you say “General freight railways can never compete favourably with road on such short hauls as in SA”, if you said “TFR can never compete….” I would agree and there’s the problem. If Transnet were to start thinking like the private sector (which would also mean Transnet (and the unions……) allowing “open access” freight operators) then I think we would see a different story. Open Access freight elsewhere in the world has been surprisingly good at winning back freight from the roads by finding new markets (eg: the UK where road congestion increases costs). In Countries where the unions are strong and the nationalized rail network pig headed with limited open access (eg: France) rail’s share of freight has declined. As long as Transnet continue to run general freight as they always have done, it will decline but it doesn’t have to be like that. Just give Sheltam or ARTS a chance and see what they can do.

 

In Britain there is now even an Eddie Stobart train (Eddie Stobart is one of the UK’s leading road haulage companies) which is used to transport goods between large new inter-modal transport hubs several of which have been built in recent years – usually near motorways for easy distribution, and that’s with much shorter distances than in SA. TFR in partnership with a road transport haulier – that’s the sort of lateral thinking Transnet seem incapable of.

Cheers

John Middleton

19D 3367

kobus Steyn
 

Hi Guys


Can anyone please assist me with what the status is of 19D 3367? What, where and when?

Steam greetings


Kobus Steyn

Re: 19D 3367

Les Smith
 


Hi Kobus,
 
It would seem that 19D number 3367 disappeared off the radar before 1989.
 
I'm sure that John Middleton will be able to provide the answer. I do have a vague recollection that she might have been sub-shedded at Grahamstown at one time?
 
Regards,
 
Les.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 14:37
Subject: [sar-l] 19D 3367

Hi Guys


Can anyone please assist me with what the status is of 19D 3367? What, where and when?

Steam greetings


Kobus Steyn

Re: 19D 3367

Robert Maidment-Wilson
 

Hi Kobus and Les,
                            My copy of Steam in South Africa and Rhodesia, 2nd. Edition , compiled by David Thornhill, dated to around mid-June 1976 has it at Klipplaat, which would fit with a loco which was at least delivered with an MX tender. I surmise that it was scrapped early, as, as Les says, it has dropped out of sight by 1989 and Klipplaat was dieselised in 1979.
 
Regards,
Robert
 

From: Les Smith
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367
 
Hi Kobus,
 
It would seem that 19D number 3367 disappeared off the radar before 1989.
 
I'm sure that John Middleton will be able to provide the answer. I do have a vague recollection that she might have been sub-shedded at Grahamstown at one time?
 
Regards,
 
Les.
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 14:37
Subject: [sar-l] 19D 3367
 

Hi Guys

 

Can anyone please assist me with what the status is of 19D 3367? What, where and when?

Steam greetings

 

Kobus Steyn

Re: 19D 3367

Franciscus Boshoff
 

--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 8/5/17, Robert Maidment-Wilson via Groups.Io <robertgmam=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367
To: sar-l@groups.io
Date: Monday, 8 May, 2017, 16:26




Hi Kobus and Les,

My copy of Steam in South Africa and Rhodesia, 2nd. Edition
, compiled by David
Thornhill, dated to around mid-June 1976 has it at
Klipplaat, which would fit
with a loco which was at least delivered with an MX tender.
I surmise that it
was scrapped early, as, as Les says, it has dropped out of
sight by 1989 and
Klipplaat was dieselised in 1979.

Regards,
Robert




From: Les Smith

Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:39 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io

Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367


Hi
Kobus,

It
would seem that 19D number
3367 disappeared off the radar before
1989.

I'm sure that John Middleton
will be able to provide the answer. I do have a vague
recollection that she
might have been sub-shedded at Grahamstown at one
time?

Regards,

Les.


----- Original Message -----

From:
kobus
Steyn via Groups.Io

To: sar-l@groups.io

Sent: Monday, May 08,
2017 14:37
Subject: [sar-l] 19D
3367

Hi Guys

Can anyone please assist me with what the status is of
19D 3367? What,
where and when?
Steam greetings

Kobus Steyn


3367 Sydenham 1983

Re: 19D 3367

Franciscus Boshoff
 

--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 5/8/17, Franciscus Boshoff via Groups.Io <franciscus2649=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367
To: sar-l@groups.io
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:06 PM


--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 8/5/17, Robert Maidment-Wilson
via Groups.Io <robertgmam=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367
To: sar-l@groups.io
Date: Monday, 8 May, 2017, 16:26




Hi Kobus and Les,



My copy of Steam in South Africa and
Rhodesia, 2nd. Edition
, compiled by David
Thornhill, dated to around mid-June
1976 has it at
Klipplaat, which would fit
with a loco which was at least
delivered with an MX tender.
I surmise that it
was scrapped early, as, as Les says,
it has dropped out of
sight by 1989 and
Klipplaat was dieselised in 1979.

Regards,
Robert




From: Les Smith

Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 2:39 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io

Subject: Re: [sar-l] 19D 3367


Hi
Kobus,

It
would seem that 19D number
3367 disappeared off the radar before
1989.

I'm sure that John Middleton
will be able to provide the answer. I
do have a vague
recollection that she
might have been sub-shedded at
Grahamstown at one
time?

Regards,

Les.


----- Original Message -----

From:
kobus
Steyn via Groups.Io

To: sar-l@groups.io

Sent: Monday, May 08,
2017 14:37
Subject: [sar-l] 19D
3367

Hi Guys

Can anyone please assist me
with what the status is of
19D 3367? What,
where and when?
Steam greetings

Kobus Steyn


3367 Sydenham 1983



Scraped may 1988 Sydenham

History by Locomotive 270

André Kritzinger
 

No. 270 - 1947
* The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gains independence as Pakistan.
* The United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency are established.
* Captain Chuck Yeager in a Bell X-1 rocket aircraft breaks the sound barrier in level flight.
* Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.
* The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine into Arab and Jewish regions is adopted.
* Marion Island is annexed by South Africa.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

Re: History by Locomotive 270

steamfever
 

Hello Andre

If I my asked why did they move the electric units to Bloemfontein.

Keep up the good work, it's very interesting.

Greetings

Daniel

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of André Kritzinger
Sent: 09 May 2017 01:57 AM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: [sar-l] History by Locomotive 270

 

No. 270 - 1947

* The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gains independence as Pakistan.

* The United States Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency are established.

* Captain Chuck Yeager in a Bell X-1 rocket aircraft breaks the sound barrier in level flight.

* Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey.

* The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine into Arab and Jewish regions is adopted.

* Marion Island is annexed by South Africa.