New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

8/2/1937
Abandonment East Warren, RI to Fall River, MA, abandoned.

8/2/1937
Abandonment Plymouth, MA to North Carver, MA, abandoned.

8/2/1937
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, WESTCHESTER & BOSTON RAILWAY - receivers appointed by U.S. District Court for Southern District

of New York.

8/2/1937
Abandonment Elmwood, MA to Stanley, MA, abandoned.

8/2/1937
Abandonment Whitman, MA to East Bridgewater, MA, abandoned.

8/3/1937
1st Bankruptcy Bankruptcy hearings having been terminated, equity receivers atpointed to dispose of NYW&B.

8/21/1937
1st Bankruptcy Receivers took over operation of NEW YORK, WESTCHESTER & BOSTON RAILWAY COMPANY.

8/4/1938
1st Bankruptcy BOSTON & PROVIDENCE filed petition for reorganization under Section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act.

8/7/1938
Abandonment West Hanover, MA to Hanover, MA, abandoned.

8/18/1938
Abandonment Nantasket Jct., MA to Pemberton, MA, abandoned.

8/5/1940
Abandonment Line from South Easton, MA, to Eastondale, MA, abandoned.

8/10/1941
Abandonment Line from West Medway, MA to Bellingham Jct., MA, abandoned.

8/28/1941
Wreck Camp train returning from Lenox, MA southbound on the Berkshire line derails on curve at north end of Hatch Pond (South

Kent), CT, dumping locomotive I-2 #1307 and 4 cars of the 6 car consist in or near the pond. Two engine crew fatalities and

27 injuries. Engine #1307 would not return to service and would be the first of its class to be scrapped.

8/16/1946
Milestone ALCO "Black Maria" demonstrator operates on The Berkshire Line --- first diesel on the Berkshire.

8/12/1948
Milestone First New Haven Board elected since bankruptcy; old management headed by Howard S. Palmer voted out; Frederic

Christopher Dumaine, Sr. ( -1951), head of Amoskeag Corporation and a director since 1923, elected Pres. & Chairman;

Dumaine secured control in a coup by buying preferred stock, which alone had voting rights until 1953.

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