New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

3/18/1968
Milestone Heavy rains cause severe flooding on the Boston Division of the NHRR: Branches out of service, washouts, landslides and

one bridge washed away (35.79 Blackstone River just west of Franklin Jct.).

3/30/1968
Abandonment Line from Laurel to Old Saybrook abandoned.

3/6/1974
Milestone MTA and CTA announce will purchase 100 more "Cosmopolitan" MU cars to replace last of old New Haven equipment in

electrified territory. (NYT)

3/17/1979
Milestone A fire, started by arsonists, destroys the Bridgeport, CT railroad station. The station was built in 1906.

3/1/1980
Milestone Howard Shirley Palmer, the longest serving President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, died at

his home in New Haven, CT at age 95. (Exact date in March undetermined.)

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