New Haven Railroad Historical Events


Milestone The New Haven Railroad begins operating own ticket selling and reservation system at Penn Station. (AR)

End of Service The New Haven Railroad discontinues all Old Colony passenger service running south from Boston; President Alpert orders

temporary resumption pending new state subsidy bill.

Sale The New England Transportation Company consummates sale of all remaining bus routes except New Britain-Berlin to Short

Line of Rhode Island and Johnson Bus Lines. (AR)

End of Service Interchange with Boston & Albany RR closed at State Line, MA.

Milestone The New Haven Railroad and New York Central sold South Station to the Boston Redevelopment Authority

Abandonment Line from Middletown, CT to Berlin, CT abandoned.

Milestone George Alpert steps down as President of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad as it declares bankruptcy for the

second time in its history, giving Alpert the distinction of being the last President and Chairman of the railroad.

2nd Bankruptcy After years of trying to stave off the inevitable, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad filed for bankruptcy for the

second and last time in its history. Trustees would run the railroad until its inclusion in the PennCentral merger on 1/1/1969.

Abandonment Line from Stepney, CT to Botsford, CT abandoned.

Wreck 7:45pm - Six cars of a 69 car freight train derail just west of New London station and strike two Budd Cars on a siding there,

sending one of them into the Thames River.

Wreck 18 Car Fiery Freight Train Derailment in Cranston, RI at Wellington Avenue. Friction or sparks ignited $40,000 worth of

whisky in a "piggyback" car, according to the Deputy Fire Chief.

Opening of Service The Valley Railroad - Service begins between Essex and Deep River, one hundred years to the day of the line's original

Milestone Amtrak dedicates renovation of H.H. Richardson's New London, CT, station after preservation battle; exterior is preserved but

interior modernized.

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