New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

6/23/1836
Acquisition FARMINGTON CANAL deeded by Trustees to NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY.

6/1/1844
Acquisition STOUGHTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY mortgaged to BOSTON & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD

6/7/1844
Incorporation THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut with authority to construct a

railroad from New Haven to the New York state line toward New York City. (Company organized May 19, 1848.)

6/7/1844
Incorporation THE MIDDLETOWN RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, wIth authority to construct a railroad from

Middletown to Berlin. (Company organized March 2, 1849.)

6/9/1845
Opening of Service FALL RIVER BRANCH RAILROAD opened from Myricks to Central Street, Fall River, 10.8 miles.

6/12/1845
Incorporation THE NAUGATUCK RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, with authority to construct a railroad from

Winsted to Derby and thence to New Haven or Bridgeport. (Company organized February 11, 1848.)

6/12/1845
Incorporation THE NEW YORK & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, with authority to construct a

railroad from Hartford through or near Waterbury and Danbury to the western line of the state. (Company organized March

6/17/1846
Incorporation THE NEW YORK & BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, with authority to construct a railroad

from New Haven to Middletown and thence easterly to Windham to the east line of Connecticut towards Boston. (Company

organized December 16, 1847.)

6/17/1846
Incorporation NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY authorized to construct a railroad from New Haven northerly on or near the

line of the canal to the Massachusetts state line.

6/27/1846
Incorporation PROVIDENCE & PLAINFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Rhode Island with authority to construct a

railroad from Providence to the Connecticut state line. (Company organized May 12, 1851.)

6/19/1847
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD CORPORATION extension opened from South Boston to Kneeland
Street, 1/2 mile.

6/21/1847
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD opened, Abington to Bridgewater, about 8.2 miles.

6/23/1847
Incorporation HARTFORD & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, revising powers, privileges and

obligations in the charter of the MANCHESTER RAILROAD COMPANY and authorizing the new company to construct a

railroad from Hartford to Willimantic. (Company organized March 7, 1848.)

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