New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

3/18/1844
Incorporation OLD COLONY RAILROAD CORPORATION (No. 2) incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad

from South Boston to Plymouth.

3/18/1844
Incorporation STOUGHTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated. Constructed a railroad from the Boston and Providence

main line at Canton Junction to Stoughton where it later connected with the Easton Branch Railroad, 3.4 miles. Operated by

Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation from the time of opening. (Company organized May 28, 1844.)

3/22/1845
Incorporation RANDOLPH & BRIDGEWATER RAILROAD CORPORATION incorporated in Massachusetts,

with authority to construct a railroad from Bridgewater to the Old Colony at Braintree.

3/26/1845
Merger UNITED CORPORATION OF THE MIDDLEBOROUGH RAILROAD CORPORATION with THE

FALL RIVER BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY and the RANDOLPH & BRIDGEWATER RAILROAD

CORPORATION
incorporated in Massachusetts (a union of the three companies.)

3/26/1845
Incorporation MIDDLEBOROUGH RAILROAD CORPORATION incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad

from Bridgewater to the Fall River Branch Railroad.

3/26/1845
Incorporation Middleborough RR Corp. incorporated.

3/28/1846
Incorporation SOUTH SHORE RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to

construct a railroad from the railroad of the Old Colony Railroad Corporation at Braintree to Cohasset, 11.5 miles.

3/20/1847
Incorporation STOCKBRIDGE & PITTSFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, built railroad from Van

Deusenville on the Berkshire Railroad to Pittsfield, 22.7 miles. (Company organized July 3, 1848.)

3/21/1847
Opening of Service BRANCH RAILROAD from Hartford and New Haven Railroad to Connecticut River in Hartford
opened.

3/24/1848
Lease NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY lease made perpetual.

3/25/1848
Incorporation Randolph and Bridgewater RR Corp. incorporated.

3/26/1848
Incorporation United Corporation of the Middleborough RR Corp. with the Fall River Branch RR Co. and the Randolph and Bridgewater

RR Corp. incorporated.

3/2/1849
Incorporation THE MIDDLETOWN RAILROAD COMPANY organized.

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