New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/20/1855
Milestone THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY signed an agreement to operate the FARMINGTON

VALLEY RAILROAD and the HAMPSHIRE & HAMPDEN RAILROAD from Granby to Westfield.

1/30/1857
Incorporation WOONASQUATUCKET RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Rhode Island. (Company organized December 1, 1871.)

1/1/1858
Sale EAST THOMPSON RAILROAD COMPANY affairs closed up.

1/1/1860
Opening of Service MIDDLETOWN EXTENSION RAILROAD opened Middletown to wharf on Connecticut River. (Operated by HARTFORD

& NEW HAVEN RAILROAD.)

1/1/1860
Milestone PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY operated independently until JULY 1, 1891.

1/1/1861
Milestone Supreme Court of Connecticut issued a mandamus compelling the HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD to run its

trains to the steamboat wharf, after a suit brought by the State of Connecticut.

1/1/1864
Abandonment MEDWAY BRANCH RAILROAD abandoned and rails torn up.

1/11/1864
Milestone James Humphrey Hustis, 7th President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, was born in New York

1/30/1864
Incorporation BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE FERRY EXTENSION RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in New York, with

authority to construct a railroad at Fishkill and operate a ferry across the Hudson River connecting the BOSTON,

HARTFORD & ERIE with the NEW YORK & ERIE RAILROAD at Newburg. (Company organized January 5, 1864.)

1/1/1865
Opening of Service NEW BRITAIN & MIDDLETOWN RAILROAD opened New Britain to Berlin, 3 miles. (Operated by the HARTFORD &

NEW HAVEN RAILROAD.)

1/4/1865
Merger THE NEW YORK & BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY consolidated with BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE

RAILROAD COMPANY under the name of the latter.

1/4/1865
Merger New York & Boston Railroad (Brookline-Woonsocket) merged into Boston, Hartford & Erie Railroad; incomplete portions

between New Haven and Willimantic are lost.

1/1/1866
Opening of Service THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, Dorrance Street Track, Providence, 0.62 miles.

1/1/1866
Milestone Edward Grant Buckland, who would one day become President and Chairman of the New York, New Haven & Hartford

Railroad Company and Son-in-law of Charles P. Clark, was born in Buffalo, NY, sometime during 1866.

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