New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

7/17/1913
Milestone Charles S. Mellen resigns as Pres. of New Haven effective Sep. 1; J.P. Morgan, Jr., feels Mellen has lost credibility and

become a magnet for government investigations.

7/18/1922
Abandonment Line from Saybrook Jct., CT to Saybrook Point, CT abandoned.

7/18/1923
Abandonment Line from South Deerfield, MA to Shelbourne Jct., MA abandoned.

7/3/1927
Opening of Service NYW&B line extended to Harrison, NY.

7/8/1928
Milestone Howard Elliott, 6th President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, died in Dennis Massachusetts of

heart disease at age 67. He is buried in Gilford, CT.

7/1/1929
Opening of Service New Haven opens new Back Bay Station in Boston, replacing one burned in 1928.

7/14/1929
Opening of Service The Senator inaugurated as all-Pullman train between Boston and Washington on a 9:35 schedule, fastest yet between Boston

and Washington and similar to that of The Merchants Limited east of New York; appointments equal to The Congressional

7/15/1929
Milestone Pennroad Executive Committee authorizes purchase of over 200,000 shares of B&M.

7/29/1929
Milestone Pennroad Executive Committee authorizes purchase of 100,000 shares of New Haven; 98,800 shares purchased by end of year

for $12.1 million.

7/1/1930
Milestone L.S. Miller, first president of NYW&B retires; NYNH&H takes over direct administration of railway.

7/28/1930
End of Service End of passenger service on the Harlem River Branch.

7/2/1931
Milestone Luncheon held at Squantum Club in Providence for local business leaders to meet PRR and New Haven officials; neither

makes any mention or offer of reducing the PRR-Pennroad holdings in New Haven or Boston & Maine.

7/23/1931
Milestone Report of Railroad Committee of Providence Chamber of Commerce made public; opposes merger of New Haven and Boston

& Maine and urges allocation of New Haven to PRR and B&M to Van Sweringens.

7/6/1934
Abandonment Line from Rayham to Dean St., Taunton abandoned.

7/6/1934
Abandonment Line from Dighton to Somerset Jct. abandoned.

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