New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

3/21/1849
Opening of Service THE NAUGATUCK RAILROAD contracted with the NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD to make Bridgeport its

terminus.

3/1/1850
Opening of Service Middletown, CT to Berlin, CT line opened.

3/1/1850
Opening of Service Plainville, CT to Collinsville, CT line opened.

3/1/1850
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, Farmington to Collinsville, about 8 miles.

3/1/1850
Opening of Service MIDDLETOWN RAILROAD opened from Middletown to Berlin (Operated by the Hartford & New Haven Railroad.)

3/16/1850
Milestone HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD and THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD entered into a traffic

alliance, including an agreement that the “Canal Road” should not be constructed north of Granby in any direction easterly of

3/17/1853
Incorporation Middleborough and Taunton RR Co. formed.

3/17/1853
Incorporation MIDDLEBOROUGH & TAUNTON RAILROAD CORPORATION incorporated in Massachusetts, being a revival of the

charter of the TAUNTON & MIDDLEBOROUGH RAILROAD CORPORATION.

3/24/1853
Milestone PROVIDENCE & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY (Massachusetts) name changed to PROVIDENCE, WARREN &

BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY (Massachusetts). (Company organized July 9, 1853.)

3/24/1853
Milestone Providence and Boston RR Co. name change.

3/3/1854
Incorporation Easton Branch RR Co. formed.

3/3/1854
Incorporation EASTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts with authority to construct a railroad from the

Stoughton Branch Railroad at Stoughton to North Easton.

3/17/1855
Lease Farmington Valley RR Co. leased to Joseph E. Sheffield.

3/2/1857
Lease EAST THOMPSON RAILROAD COMPANY took possession of the property of THE BOSTON & NEW YORK

CENTRAL RAILROAD under lease, operating the line through its entire length from Boston to Mechanicsville, with the

Dedham Branch, until March 17, 1858.

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