Railway Heritage

Hyde Railway Memorial

Past the Hyde Station is ‘Straw Cutting’ the site of the fatal Hyde railway disaster. At 1.45 p.m. on Friday 4 June 1943 the Cromwell–Dunedin express, travelling at speed, derailed while rounding a curve near Hyde in Central Otago. Twenty-one passengers were killed and 47 injured in what was then New Zealand’s worst-ever rail accident.


Address: Hyde,