New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/1/1829
Milestone George Henry Watrous, who would become 2nd President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, was

born in Montrose, PA. Exact month and day to be determined.

1/1/1835
Opening of Service BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD opened, Readville to Dedham (Dedham Branch), 2.1 miles.

1/1/1835
Acquisition THE HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY purchased majority of stock of THE

COMPANY FOR ERECTING AND SUPPORTING A TOLL BRIDGE FROM NEW HAVEN TO

EAST HAVEN.

1/1/1840
Opening of Service HOUSATONIC RAILROAD opened from Bridgeport to New Milford.

1/1/1843
Opening of Service NORWICH & WORCESTER RAILROAD, opened Norwich to Allyn’s Point.

1/11/1843
Lease BERKSHIRE RAILROAD COMPANY leased in perpetuity to The Housatonic Railroad Company.

1/1/1845
Acquisition BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY capital stock acquired by BOSTON &

PROVIDENCE RAILROAD CORPORATION (of Massachusetts.)

1/10/1846
Milestone NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD made agreement with NEW YORK & HARLEM RAILROAD COMPANY for

entrance to New York City, providing New York State legislature authorized extension of New York & New Haven from the

Connecticut line to Williams’ Bridge, where the two roads would connect, (Woodlawn, north of Williams’ Bridge, later

fixed as the junction point.)

1/1/1847
Opening of Service WEIR BRANCH built. Weir Village in Old Brewery Wharf, Taunton 5000 feet. Discontinued sometime after 1872.

1/1/1848
Opening of Service 1st New Haven Union station on Chapel Street, designed by Architect Henry Austin, opens for service.

1/1/1848
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, New Haven to Plainville, Connecticut, about 21 miles.

1/1/1848
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD opened Gravel Branch from Atlantic to Montclair, ½ mile.

1/11/1848
Opening of Service CAPE COD BRANCH RAILROAD opened Wareham to Agawam.

1/11/1848
Lease NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY leased its railroad from Grand Street, New Haven to Plainville, to THE

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 21 years from date of completion of road,

providing also for construction of extension to Collinsville, Tariffville and Granby.

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