New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

4/30/1877
Acquisition SOUTH SHORE RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY.

4/1/1882
Lease FALL RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY leased to the OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY for 90 years.

4/21/1882
Incorporation MILFORD, FRANKLIN & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to

construct a railroad from Franklin to Bellingham Junction, Massachusetts, 4.8 mIles. (Company organized March 10, 1883.)

4/26/1882
Incorporation THE STAMFORD & NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, a reorganization of the NEW

CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY. (Company organized January 23, 1883.)

4/19/1884
Lease New lease of PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD made to NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years.

4/6/1885
Opening of Service MERIDEN & CROMWELL RAILROAD opened Meriden to Cromwell, 10.5 miles.

4/26/1886
Lease NORWICH & WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY lease of the BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE RAILROAD

COMPANY modified and assumed by NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY.

4/1/1887
Bankruptcy Treasurer of Connecticut, as 1st Mortgage Trustee, took over SHEPAUG RAILROAD COMPANY.

4/1/1888
Lease NANTASKET BEACH RAILROAD leased to OLD COLONY RAILROAD for 99 years.

4/1/1888
Lease BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD CORPORATION (of Massachusetts) leased to OLD COLONY RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years.

4/1/1891
Opening of Service WOONSOCKET & PASCOAG RAILROAD opened. (Built 5 miles west of Woonsocket over uncompleted roadbed of New

York & New England.)

4/1/1892
Lease NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY for 80 years, contemplating exchange of stock.

4/20/1892
Incorporation THE NEW YORK CONNECTING RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in New York with authority to construct a

railroad from the Harlem River & Port Chester Railroad near Port Morris to a connection with the Long Island Railroad in

4/26/1901
Milestone PRR Pres. Cassatt writes to New Haven Pres. John M. Hall proposing that they join in purchasing the New York Connecting

Railroad; New Haven is to move all through trains over this line with own locomotives.

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