New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/16/1874
Merger NEW BEDFORD RAILROAD COMPANY formed by consolidation of TAUNTON BRANCH RAILROAD

CORPORATION and NEW BEDFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/1/1875
Opening of Service BOSTON, CLINTON AND FITCHBURG RAILROAD opened, Reformatory Branch, Sherborn, about 0.7 miles.

1/1/1875
Opening of Service BOSTON, CLINTON AND FITCHBURG RAILROAD opened, Lancaster Mills Branch, Clinton, about 1.5 miles.

1/1/1875
Acquisition Majority of stock of UNION FREIGHT RAILROAD COMPANY acquired by BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD

CORPORATION and OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/6/1875
Incorporation SPRINGFIELD & NEW LONDON RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts. Built a railroad from a point in

Springfield, Massachusetts on the line of the Springfield, Athol & Northampton Railroad to the southerly line of

Massachusetts, 7.5 miles, to connect with the Connecticut Central Railroad Company (Company organized January 27, 1875.)

1/1/1876
Lease CONNECTICUT CENTRAL RAILROAD and the SPRINGFIELD & NEW LONDON RAILROAD COMPANY leased to

the CONNECTICUT VALLEY RAILROAD and opened East Hartford to Springfield.

1/1/1879
Bankruptcy NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY taken over by William E. Raymond as trustee under mortgage.

1/1/1880
Opening of Service PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD extended River Point to Pontiac to a connection with the Pontiac Branch Railroad, and

the road leased to the NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD for five years.

1/1/1880
Opening of Service PONTIAC BRANCH RAILROAD opened South Auburn to PontIac, 4.75 miles (operated by New York, Providence &

1/1/1881
Opening of Service THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened Freight Branch, Hartford, 0.67 miles.

1/1/1881
Opening of Service THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened Dedham Junction to Dedham (Dedham Branch) 1.53 miles.

1/1/1882
Opening of Service THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, Brewster to Hopewell Junction.

1/1/1882
Opening of Service THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, Wicopee to Fishkill Landing, 1.71 miles.

1/7/1884
Sale NANTASKET BEACH RAILROAD sold at auction to Arthur W. Moors, in trust for bondholders.

1/1/1885
NH RR 1st First railroad to experiment with communication between running trains and stations by induction telegraphy.

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