New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/1/1903
NH RR 1st First railroad to regularly operate a train with two dining cars - the Merchants Limited.

1/1/1903
Abandonment Portion of former Middletown, Meriden & Waterbury Railroad from Westfield, CT to Cromwell, CT abandoned.

1/1/1904
Acquisition Control the Central New England Railway is secured through the purchase of a controling interest of it's stock for $5 million.

1/1/1905
Opening of Service MANUFACTURERS RAILROAD COMPANY extended from Wire Corporation to connection with The Consolidated

Railway Company at Forbes Avenue, through which via Tomlinson Bridge it recrossed Quinnipiac River to connect with

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad tracks at Belle Dock.

1/27/1905
Milestone John Manning Hall, 4th President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, died at his home in New

Haven, CT at age 63.

1/24/1906
Acquisition NANTASKET BEACH RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/31/1906
Acquisition THE NAUGATUCK RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY.

1/19/1907
Merger PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY merged Into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/30/1907
Acquisition BOSTON & NEW YORK AIR LINE RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/1/1908
Milestone The 1st Thames River Railroad Bridge, in service since 1889, continues to settle forcing the New Haven RR to gauntlet the

double-track span to allow safe passage of trains over the span. This action was in addition to the weight restrictions

introduced in 1905. The current span would not be put into service until 1919.

1/1/1908
Acquisition All stock of MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD COMPANY acquired by THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

1/1/1913
Milestone New Haven studies electrification of Boston suburban services; dropped with legal and financial crises of 1914.

1/1/1913
Milestone New Haven contracts with Pullman to operate parlor and sleeping cars; turns own fleet over to Pullman; deal relives New

Haven from having to provide own steel cars to operate into new Grand Central and Penn Stations.

1/1/1913
Opening of Service Union Station at Worcester, MA on west side of Grafton Street opened.

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