Hyde Railway Disaster

Hyde Railway Disaster

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hyde railway disaster occurred on 4 June 1943 near the small settlement of Hyde, New Zealand on a bend of the Otago Central Railway. At the time, it was New Zealand's worst railway accident; of the 113 passengers on board, 21 were killed and a further 47 were injured. But just over ten years later, the Tangiwai disaster took 151 lives on 24 December 1953. The Hyde disaster remains as the second worst railway accident in New Zealand's history. The Hyde disaster involved the daily passenger express train from Cromwell to Dunedin. In 1936, a year-round daily passenger express train was introduced, replacing a thrice weekly express that had been augmented by slow mixed trains.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135886819
  • 9786135886818