New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

12/30/1858
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN, NEW LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD opened Stonington to Groton connecting by ferry to New

London. (Operated by NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON.)

12/30/1858
Milestone New Haven, New London & Stonington Railroad opens with car ferry across Thames River between New London and

Groton; operated by New York, Providence & Boston Railroad; completes Shore Line between New York and Boston, but

overnight steamer/rail lines

remain preferred mode of travel.

12/6/1860
Milestone Howard Elliott, who would become President and Chairman of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company,

was born in New York City.

12/1/1864
Sale THE NEW LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON

RAILROAD COMPANY.

12/1/1865
Opening of Service CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD opened Yarmouth to Orleans, 18.7 miles.

12/15/1865
Merger DIGHTON & SOMERSET RAILROAD COMPANY united with OLD COLONY & NEWPORT RAILWAY COMPANY

under the name of the latter company.

12/1/1866
Lease NORFOLK COUNTY RAILROAD leased to the BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE, which later bought the bonds and took

full possession.

12/1/1866
Milestone New York Court of Appeals reverses lower courts and rules that New York & New Haven Railroad is liable for all bogus

stock issued by ex-Pres. Robert Schuyler between 1848 and 1854; settled by an issue of new shares with total loss to

company of $1.77 million.

12/3/1870
Lease HOLYOKE & WESTFIELD RAILROAD leased in perpetuity to the NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY.

12/19/1870
Sale Portion of GRANITE RAILWAY COMPANY front West Quincy to Neponset River conveyed to OLD COLONY &

NEWPORT RAILWAY COMPANY.

12/29/1870
Opening of Service THE CAPE COD RAILROAD opened, Orleans to Wellfleet.

12/31/1870
Opening of Service MANSFIELD AND FRAMINGHAM RAILROAD opened, South Framingham to Framiugham Center, about 1 mile.

12/21/1871
Opening of Service CONNECTICUT WESTERN RAILROAD opened from Hartford westerly to the New York state line in Salisbury, about

66.7 miles.

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