New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

12/8/1929
Opening of Service New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad opens extension from Rye to Port Chester, N.Y.; Depression ends any further

construction.

12/8/1931
Milestone New Haven passes quarterly dividend.

12/23/1931
End of Service New Haven subsidiary Vermont Company dissolved.

12/31/1931
Milestone New England Governors Railroad Committee recommends either placing PRR's New Haven stock and Pennroad

Corporation's Boston & Maine stock in separate trusts or merging New Haven and Boston & Maine without PRR control;

opposes an NYC/Boston & Albany monopoly in New England and is lukewarm towards giving control of any New England

property to the Van Sweringens.

12/7/1935
1st Bankruptcy New Haven Trustees assume operation of property.

12/18/1935
1st Bankruptcy Connecticut Company disaffirms lease of Connecticut Railway & Lighting Company.

12/26/1935
1st Bankruptcy Clinton L Bardo appointed Trustee of bankrupt NYW&B by Federal court in New Haven. Efforts 1935-1937 to reorganize

railway fail.

12/1/1937
Abandonment Ellington, CT to Melrose, CT, abandoned.

12/10/1937
Abandonment Slatersville, RI to Harrisville, RI, abandoned.

12/31/1937
End of Service Last trains run on the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway.

12/31/1937
1st Bankruptcy HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY filed plan for reorganization.

12/31/1937
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, WESTCHESTER & BOSTON RAILWAY COMPANY turned over to NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD.

12/30/1938
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD filed amendment to plan of Reorganization.

12/1/1943
Opening of Service New Railroad Station opened at Meriden, CT.

12/27/1943
US Gov't Executive Order - U.S. Government took over controls of nation’s railroad’s.

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