New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

6/14/1935
Milestone New England governors committee meets in Boston with Pres. Clement of the PRR, Palmer of the New Haven, French of the

Boston & Maine, and F.E. Williamson of the NYC; report is already a month overdue.

6/26/1935
Milestone Rolland H. Spaulding, Chairman of New England governors' committee, announces after another meeting with railroad

presidents that they may consent to PRR retaining control of New Haven if it give up the Boston & Maine.

6/1/1937
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD filed plan for reorganization with U. S. District Court for District

of Connecticut.

6/20/1938
Abandonment Tariffville, CT to Agawam Jct., MA, abandoned.

6/20/1938
Abandonment Griffins, CT to Tariffville, CT, abandoned.

6/27/1938
1st Bankruptcy HARTFORD & NEW YORK TRANSPORTATION COMPANY - final dissolution.

6/25/1939
Abandonment Line from Greenbush, MA to Kingston, MA, abandoned.

6/30/1940
Abandonment Line from Hobarts, CT to Brookfield Jct. CT, abandoned.

6/3/1948
Milestone James M. Symes, PRR, recommends against through operation of GG1's to New Haven; New Haven electric locomotives are

geared only for 65 MPH; GG1's can operate on New Haven with minor modification to pantographs, but New Haven would

have to pay rent; no way to balance mileage.

6/9/1948
Abandonment Line from Litchfield, CT to Hawleyville, CT, abandoned.

6/9/1948
Abandonment Line from Southbury, CT to Hawleyville, CT, abandoned.

6/13/1948
End of Service New Haven imposes deep cuts in Old Colony service, including use of Comet railcars, which are retired.

6/18/1948
Service Change The Night Cape Codder restored as a summer-weekend-only train between Grand Central and Woods Hole/Hyannis; weekend-

only Washington-Hyannis sleeper also restored after being suspended for war.

6/18/1949
Service Change Summer-weekend-only sleeper restored between Washington and Hyannis.

6/20/1949
Service Change Bar Harbor Express restored for summer season, offering bedrooms for first time.

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