New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/26/1848
Opening of Service Cape Cod Branch Railroad opened, Middleborough to Wareham, MA.

1/26/1848
Opening of Service CAPE COD BRANCH RAILROAD opened Middleborough to Wareham, 14.7 miles.

1/31/1848
Opening of Service Cape Cod Branch Railroad opened, Wareham to Agawam (East Wareham), MA.

1/1/1849
Opening of Service SOUTH SHORE RAILROAD, opened from Braintree to Cohasset.

1/14/1850
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, Plainville to Granby, Connecticut, about 19.5 miles. Opened

to Simsbury.

1/14/1850
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, Simsbury to Tariffville, about 1 mile. Discontinued 1869.

1/1/1852
Milestone EAST THOMPSON RAILROAD COMPANY charter expired.

1/1/1852
Opening of Service New Haven & New London Railroad opens; hampered by lack of an eastward connection at New London.

1/1/1853
Merger WOONSOCKET UNION RAILROAD COMPANY united with THE NEW YORK & BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY

under name of latter company.

1/1/1853
Opening of Service PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD opened, South Worcester to Green Street, Worcester.

1/1/1853
Opening of Service SOUTHBRIDGE & BLACKSTONE RAILROAD constructed a branch from East Thompson to Mechanicsville (north of

Putnam) where it connected with the Norwich & Worcester and where it hoped to connect with the New York & Boston.

1/1/1853
Milestone BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY name changed to BOSTON &

PROVIDENCE RAILROAD CORPORATION (OF RHODE ISLAND).

1/1/1855
Opening of Service NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD opened, Norwich, Market Street, to NEW LONDON NORTHERN

RAILROAD connecting track.

1/1/1855
Opening of Service BOSTON & NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD opened line Boston to South Dedham (originally authorized by charter

of the MIDLAND RAILROAD) where it connected with its own road, formerly the NORFOLK COUNTY RAILROAD

COMPANY and thus a through line was established from Boston to New York via the NORWICH & WORCESTER

RAILROAD and its connecting boat line, the NORWICH & NEW YORK TRANSPORTATION COMPANY.

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