Story: Railway accidents

The Tangiwai disaster

New Zealand's worst railway accident occurred at Tangiwai in the central North Island on 24 December 1953. Click through to see how events unfolded that day.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Railway accidents - Major railway disasters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/20603/the-tangiwai-disaster (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010