New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

4/27/1935
Opening of Service New Haven takes delivery of The Comet, a lightweight, three-car, bi-directional, streamlined railcar built by Goodyear-

Zeppelin Corporation of Akron, which is looking for a new market in wake of failure of big airships.

4/29/1935
Opening of Service New Haven stages first public run of the Comet between Boston and Providence; reaches maximum speed of 109.1 MPH.

4/27/1937
1st Bankruptcy HARTFORD & NEW YORK TRANSPORTATION CO. conveyed all its assets and property to the Trustees of the NEW

YORK,NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD.

4/12/1938
Abandonment Hopkinton, MA to Ashland, MA, abandoned.

4/23/1940
Milestone Federal Judge John Knox sells Bronx portion of NYW&B to New York City for Dyre Ave subway line.

4/1/1954
Milestone President and Chairman of the Board, Frederic C. Dumaine, Jr of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company

resigns as control of the railroad is once again taken by another group of investors. Patrick Benedict McGinnis is elected the

19th President of the railroad.

4/15/1963
Abandonment Line from Burrville, CT to Winsted, CT abandoned.

4/6/1964
Abandonment Line from West Stockbridge to Rising abandoned.

4/9/1974
2nd Bankruptcy Penn Central Trustees complete filing motions to intervene in four suits challenging the constitutionality of the 3R Act as

confiscation without proper compensation; brought by New Haven Trustees, Penn Central Company, Manufacturers Hanover

Trust and a group of five insurance companies and seven banks who are creditors of Penn Central.

4/15/1975
Milestone Celebrities perform benefit outside Grand Central Terminal with Dick Cavett as emcee to garner support for preservation.

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