Durban Harbour's Congella
|Durban Harbour's Congella|
Natal Harbours Department engine Congella, c. 1902
In 1902, the Harbours Department of the Natal Government placed a single 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive named Congella in service as dock shunting engine in Durban Harbour.
Port Advisory BoardEdit
In 1898, a Port Advisory Board was established in Durban, consisting of seven members who represented the Colonial Government as well as commercial and municipal entities. The board was responsible for the management, control, improvement, development and maintenance of the facilities at Durban Harbour.
In 1902, the Natal Harbours Department placed a single 0-4-0ST locomotive in service at Durban Harbour. It was built by Hudswell, Clarke and Company of Leeds and was not numbered, but named Congella.
The fate of the locomotive is not known. The engine Congella was no longer in service at the harbour when the South African Railways and Harbours classification and renumbering scheme was executed in 1912.
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- Holland, D. F. (1972). Steam Locomotives of the South African Railways. 2: 1910-1955 (1st ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. pp. 115, 129. ISBN 978-0-7153-5427-8.
- Harbours Department of the Government of Natal
- Classification of S.A.R. Engines with Renumbering Lists, issued by the Chief Mechanical Engineer's Office, Pretoria, January 1912. (Reprinted in April 1987 by SATS Museum, R.3125-6/9/11-1000)