New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

6/29/1864
Incorporation THE NEW LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut by Trustees of 3rd

Extension Mortgage of THE NEW HAVEN, NEW LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY (covering the

portion of the line from Groton to Stonington, Including the ferry.)

6/29/1864
Incorporation SHORE LINE RAILWAY incorporated in Connecticut, by the let mortgage bondholders of THE NEW HAVEN, NEW

LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD (covering the portion of the line from New Haven to New London.) Company

organized March 15, 1865.

6/30/1866
Incorporation SHEPAUG VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated In Connecticut. Constructed a railroad from Litchfield to the

HOUSATONIC RAILROAD at Hawleyville, 32.28 miles.

6/6/1867
Incorporation The RIDGEFIELD & NEW YORK RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut with authority to build a railroad

from Ridgefield to New York State line and thence to Stamford or Greenwich. Railroad never built.

6/1/1868
Milestone New York & New Haven Railroad receives shipments of Sheffield steel rails.

6/17/1868
Incorporation WINDSOR LOCKS & SUFFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut. Constructed a railroad from

Windsor Locks to Suffield, 4.45 miles. (Company organized May 3, 1869.)

6/19/1868
Incorporation PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Rhode Island, with authority to construct a railroad from

Hope Village to a point on the NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD. (Company organized October 21,

6/12/1869
Incorporation HOLYOKE AND WESTFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated. Constructed a railroad from Holyoke to a connection

with the NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD at Westfield, Massachusetts. 10 miles. (Company organized

August 23, 1869.)

6/23/1869
Incorporation THE WATERTOWN & WATERBURY RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut, with authority to construct

a railroad from Waterbury to Watertown, 4.44 miles.

6/1/1870
Incorporation HOPKINTON RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts to consolidate HOPKINTON & MILFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY with HOPKINTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY.

6/20/1870
Lease MANSFIELD & FRAMINGHAM RAILROAD leased for 20 years to BOSTON, CLINTON & FITCHBURG RAILROAD

COMPANY.

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