New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

2/19/1931
Milestone Testifying before Massachusetts legislative committee investigating domination of Massachusetts railroads by outside

interests, PRR Pres. Atterbury calls for merger of New Haven and Boston & Maine.

2/23/1934
Milestone On complaint of New England governors, ICC orders investigation into PRR and Pennroad Corporation's holdings in New

Haven and Boston & Maine.

2/21/1935
Service Change New Haven receives last of 50 new lightweight air conditioned coaches; financed by equipment trust through Federal

Emergency Administrator of Public Works.

2/27/1937
Milestone The first of ten class I-5 steam locomotives, #1400, delivered under its own steam via the Maybrook Line.

2/26/1941
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD filed supplemental plan for reorganization, requiring acquisition

of all properties of OLD COLONY RAILROAD, and inclusion of BOSTON & PROVIDENCE. Also provided acquisition of

PROVIDENCE,
WRREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY and HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT WESTERN

RAILROAD COMPANY.

2/1/1943
Abandonment Line from Northampton, MA, to Cheapside, MA, abandoned.

2/8/1944
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD filed fifth Supplemental Report and Order.

2/1/1948
Service Change New Haven assumes operation of parlor cars, except through PRR lines over Hell Gate Bridge, from Pullman Company.

2/12/1949
Milestone All switchers and local freights at Pittsfield, MA dieselized.

2/28/1950
Milestone Parlor Car BLACKSTONE RIVER renamed NEW BEDFORD.

2/5/1954
Milestone Washboard MU car # 4400 completed at Worcester, MA, the 1st of the 4400series Mus.

2/27/1956
Milestone Passenger train service between Waterbury and Bridgeport restored after the 1955 floods.

2/17/1963
Wreck A two Budd Car NHRR Fan Trip sideswiped at Windsor Locks, CT by seven car passenger train. One side of Budd Car #28

torn away.

2/18/1968
Abandonment Line from Farmington to Unionville abandoned.

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