New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

8/28/1863
Sale THE HARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE

RAILROAD COMPANY.

8/1/1868
Opening of Service MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD opened, Milford - Bellingham Junction, 3.88 miles.

8/19/1868
Sale NEW BRITAIN & MIDDLETOWN RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD

COMPANY.

8/1/1870
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN, MIDDLETOWN & WILLIMANTIC RAILROAD COMPANY opened, New Haven - Willimantic, 50 miles.

8/1/1871
Opening of Service TAUNTON BRANCH RAILROAD opened. Attleboro to Attleboro Junction (Taunton), about 8.5 miles.

8/5/1871
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN & DERBY RAILROAD opened, New Haven to Ansonia. 13 miles.

8/21/1871
Opening of Service DUXBURY & COHASSET RAILROAD opened, Marshfield to South Duxbury.

8/21/1871
Opening of Service DUXBURY & COHASSET RAILROAD opened, Hartford to Saybrook Point.

8/1/1872
Opening of Service THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, Mechanicsville to Willimantic.

8/8/1872
Merger THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY formed by consolidation of HARTFORD

& NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY and THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY.

8/11/1873
Opening of Service PROVIDENCE & SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY opened line Providence to Pascoag, 23 miles.

8/13/1873
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN, MIDDLETOWN & WILLIMANTIC line opened Middletown to Willimantic.

8/5/1874
Opening of Service PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY opened, Hope Village to Rives Point on the Hartford, Providence &

Flshkill, 3.2 miles (operated by Hartford, Providence & Fishkill until October 18, 1878, then by The New York & New

England Railroad until December 31, 1879.)

8/3/1877
Opening of Service COLCHESTER RAILWAY opened, Colchester to Turnerville (now Amston), 3.59 miles, and tne railroad leased to the

BOSTON & NEW YORK AIR LINE for 999 years.

8/31/1882
Lease BOSTON & NEW YORK AIR LINE RAILROAD COMPANY leased its line, New Haven to Willimantic, to THE NEW

YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

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