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SA Auction #95 begins on 11 Nov 2021

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The South African Railways (1947)

History, Scope and Organisation

Published: General Manager, South African Railways, Johannesburg, June 1947

Edition: First

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Illustration of the White Train - "used by the Royal Family during [their March-April 1947] visit to South Africa on a branch-line in the Transkei . . . with Class 19D engine"

Colour-illustrated and lettered dustjacket, red cloth-boards with gilt lettering and design to upper panel and spine, plain endpapers, 125 pp of foreword, preface, contents, 10 chapters of text:

  1. History
  2. 3ft 6in gauge
  3. State ownership
  4. Management
  5. Finances
  6. Commercial and industrial
  7. Engineering
  8. Operating, including road motor services, harbours and shipping, airways
  9. Personnel
  10. Statistics

and index, folding colour physical map of South Africa and b/w diagrams and photographs


  1. Dustjacket lightly edge-chipped
  2. Foxing spots on page edges
  3. Otherwise a very good copy of a 74-year-old book - complete, unmarked and otherwise undiscoloured
  • Jacket Condition: Very Good
  • Binding Condition: Very Good
  • Overall Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 220 x 150; 0.4 kg
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 051 773 0050/048 079 546 4032
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

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