New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

1/1/1934
Milestone PRR borrows New Haven Class EP3 2-C+C-2 electric passenger locomotive No. 0351, built by GE in 1931, for tests as

potential replacement for P5a's.

1/1/1934
Milestone New Haven places 80 air conditioned Pullman parlor and observation cars in service.

1/1/1934
Milestone New Haven obtains $7.1 million loan from RFC.

1/1/1935
Milestone New Haven orders first 10 diesel switchers.

1/1/1938
NH RR 1st First railroad to employ significant numbers of women as train crew members and put women supervisors in charge of men.

1/15/1938
Abandonment York Hill Quarry, CT to Westfield, CT, abandoned.

1/15/1938
Abandonment Wickford, RI to Wickford Landing, RI, abandoned.

1/15/1938
Abandonment Islington, MA, abandoned.

1/15/1938
Abandonment Derby Branch Wye, CT to New Haven, CT abandoned.

1/15/1938
Abandonment Wilson Pt., CT to Wilson Pt. Dock, CT, abandoned.

1/31/1938
1st Bankruptcy PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY filed plan for reorganization.

1/21/1939
Abandonment Line from Middleboro, MA, to North Carver, MA, abandoned.

1/1/1940
Opening of Service North Falmouth, MA (Camp Edwards) enlarged necessitating installation of 10 miles of new track.

1/1/1940
Opening of Service Quonset Pt. Naval Air Base at North Kingston, RI sidetrack connection from railroad’s main line at Davisville, RI

1/18/1944
US Gov't U.S. Government control of nation’s railroads terminated at midnight.

1/1/1948
Milestone New Haven completes dieselization of all services west of Cedar Hill and Hartford, except for Maybrook Yard switchers.

1/4/1948
Milestone New Haven class L-1 locomotive, 2-10-2, #3209 makes last run of steam on State Line Branch in Massachusetts.

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