New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

2/24/1893
Lease The STOCKBRIDGE & PITTSFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

2/24/1893
Lease THE BERKSHIRE RAILROAD COMPANY leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years.

2/24/1893
Lease The WEST STOCKBRIDGE RAILROAD CORPORATION leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

2/3/1898
Wreck Famous Old Colony "Cornfield Meet" near Marlboro Jct., MA. One Locomotive ended up on top of the other.

2/4/1904
Milestone William D. Bishop, first President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and member of the Board of

Directors for 32 years dies at age 76 from chronic endocarditis, in Bridgeport, CT.

2/9/1904
Milestone NYC&HR sings a contract linking Reed & Stem and Warren & Wetmore as "Associated Architects" for Grand Central

Terminal; Reed & Stem are pressured into assuming a subordinate role: Whitney Warren assumes control of the design.

2/1/1910
Milestone The first regular multiple-unit train service was put into operation on the New Haven between Port Chester, NY and New

York City.

2/22/1916
Wreck A rear end collision between two westbound passenger trains, Train #79 the Connecticut River Special and Train #5 a local

and involving a westbound freight on an adjoining track, kills 10 and injures 266 at Milford, Connecticut.

2/6/1919
Milestone The 2nd Thames River Bridge, over Thames River at New London, Connecticut, opens for service - the new 1,387' Double

Track Railway Bridge, Ralph Modjeski - Chief Engineer, cost $ 2,710,353.00, was completed under budget by $227,147.00.

2/29/1920
Milestone Federal control of U. S. railroads ends and Edward G. Buckland steps down as President of the New York, New Haven &

Hartford Railroad Company effecting the return of Edward J. Pearson as President and Chairman of the Board. Pearson is the

second individual to hold the office more than once and becomes the 9th and 11th President of the company.

2/25/1924
Abandonment East Farms, CT to West Main St. Meriden, CT abandoned.

2/29/1924
Abandonment Pontiac, RI to River Point, RI abandoned.

2/9/1929
Abandonment FAIRHAVEN WHARF & FERRY abandoned.

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