New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

12/2/1872
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD branch, Harrison Square to Milton Branch, 2.57 miles, opened.

12/24/1872
Opening of Service MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD opened, Milford to Ashland.

12/6/1875
Opening of Service ”Slades Ferry Bridge” over Taunton Great River from Fall River to Somerset, connecting the Old Colony Railroad and the

Fall River, Warren & Providence Railroad, opened for service.

12/16/1875
Opening of Service FALL RIVER RAILROAD opened Watuppa to a point near Mt. Pleasant in New Bedford, 12.4 miles.

12/1/1876
Acquisition FALL RIVER, WARREN & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD COMPANY transferred to OLD COLONY RAILROAD

12/14/1881
Lease SPRINGFIELD & NEW LONDON RAILROAD leased to New York & New England.

12/7/1882
Bankruptcy NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY mortgage to W. E. Raymond et al, foreclosed.

12/12/1887
Acquisition CONNECTICUT CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY deeded by Mortgagee to NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND

RAILROAD COMPANY.

12/1/1890
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD opened branch from Walpole Junction to North Attleboro, about 12.8 miles.

12/1/1891
Lease PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD leased to THE OLD COLONY RAILROAD for 95 years.

12/10/1892
Lease THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD leased the branch from Bethel to Hawleyville to the

SHEPAUG, LITCHFIELD & NORTHERN (Continued until December 12, 1897).

12/17/1892
Lease PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years.

12/21/1892
Merger THE HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW

HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

12/31/1896
Lease NORWICH & WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY lease further modified and assumed by THE NEW ENGLAND

RAILROAD COMPANY.

12/28/1899
Acquisition RHODE ISLAND CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY sold by THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY to RHODE ISLAND SUBURBAN RAILWAY COMPANY.

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