New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

7/1/1833
Merger THE NEW YORK & STONINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY united with NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON

RAILROAD COMPANY under name of latter company.

7/2/1840
Opening of Service NEW BEDFORD & TAUNTON RAILROAD opened New Bedford to Taunton. (Operating agreements with Taunton

Branch Railroad and Boston & Providence Railroad enabled

through operation to Boston via Mansfield.)

7/19/1847
Merger WALPOLE RAILROAD COMPANY united by joint stock vote, with NORFOLK COUNTY RAILROAD COMPANY

under name of latter company.

7/23/1849
Incorporation THE HARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL RAILROAD COMPANY formed and organized by consolidation of the

NEW YORK & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY and HARTFORD & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD COMPANY.

(With authority to construct a railroad from Providence, Rhode Island to the westerly line of the state of Connecticut, 159

7/24/1851
Merger PROVIDENCE & PLAINFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY united with THE HARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL

RAILROAD COMPANY by joint stock vote.

7/22/1852
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN & NEW LONDON RAILROAD COMPANY opened New Haven to New London.

7/3/1854
Opening of Service Boston & New York Central Railroad opens between Blackstone and Mechanicsville, CT.

7/3/1854
Milestone New York & New Haven director Morris Ketcham is questioned about abrupt decline in company shares; Ketcham discovers

irregularities in books and impounds them; is told that Pres. Robert Schuyler is unable to appear because of hemorrhage of

lungs; on same day, Schuyler delivers resignation as Pres. and Transfer Agent through his lawyer; in fact, Schuyler has fled to

Canada and then Europe after having issued nearly $2 million in bogus stock and embezzled an additional $137,528 by other

7/3/1854
Opening of Service BOSTON & NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD opened from Blackstone to Mechanicsville.

7/5/1854
Milestone New York & New Haven Board discovers extent of Pres. Schuyler's frauds.

7/11/1855
Opening of Service HARTFORD, PROVIDENCE & FISHKILL RAILROAD opened Bristol - Waterbury, 14.5 miles.

7/12/1855
Milestone PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY operated by BOSTON & PROVIDENCE

CORPORATION at cost until 1860.

7/14/1855
End of Service Operation of the line of the BOSTON & NEW YORK CENTRAL between Boston and South Dedham was discontinued

because of an injunction obtained by the town of Dorchester until certain bridges were built. The injunction was not removed

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