Cape Government Railways 1873 - 1910

South African

Established by the Cape Government in 1873 to operate railways previously run by the Cape Town Dock and Railway Company. With the establishment of the Union of South Africa on 31 May 1910, the railway companies of the four separate territories (Cape of Good Hope, Natal, the Transvaal and the Orange Free State) merged to form South African Railways and Harbours with Cape Government Railways.