New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

3/2/1857
Lease Operation of THE NORFOLK COUNTY RAILROAD turned over to the EAST THOMPSON RAILROAD COMPANY

under contract with the trustees.

3/7/1857
Opening of Service Dedham, MA to Mechanicsville, MA line operated by East Thompson RR Co until 3-17-1858.

3/17/1857
Incorporation FALL RIVER & WARREN RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad

from the Rhode Island line In Swansea to Fall River and also with authority to unite with the railroad company authorized by

Rhode Island to build from Warren to the Massachusetts line.

3/1/1858
Incorporation Midland RR Co. formed.

3/17/1858
Bankruptcy Dedham, MA to Mechanicsville, MA line operated by Trustees of the Norfolk County RR Co.

3/17/1858
Milestone Trustees of THE NORFOLK COUNTY RAILROAD again took possession of the road from Dedham to Blackstone.

3/19/1858
Incorporation MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY (No. 2) incorporated in Massachusetts with authority to take over the property of the

insolvent BOSTON & NEW YORK CENTRAL. (Company organized March 31, 1858.)

3/28/1861
Incorporation The CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY is incorporated to construct a railroad from a junction with the CAPE

COD RAILROAD COMPANY in Yarmouth to Orleans.

3/28/1861
Incorporation CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad from

the CAPE COD RAILROAD at Yarmouth to Orleans, Massachusetts.

3/1/1862
Bankruptcy 1st Mortgage bondholders of THE NEW HAVEN, NEW LONDON & STONINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY took

possession of the portion from New Haven to New London.

3/28/1862
Incorporation NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts for the purpose of merging the NEW

HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY and the HAMPSHIRE & HAMPDEN RAILROAD CORPORATION

3/28/1863
Milestone SOUTHERN MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY created by change of name of MIDLAND LAND DAMAGE

3/17/1864
Incorporation DIGHTON & SOMERSET RAILROAD COMPANY authorized to construct a railroad from OLD COLONY & NEWPORT

RAILWAY at Braintree or Randolph to Somerset.

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