New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

3/19/1892
Milestone A fire in the Union Station at New Haven, CT destroyed the offices of the Accounting and Ticket Departments and the center

Mansard roof tower. The tower would not be rebuilt. The NYNH&H directors authorized construction of an office building at

New Haven which was "intended to be a practically fire-proof structure." This would be the first General Office Building,

commonly known as the Yellow Building.

3/26/1892
Lease THE NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY leased its property for 1 year to THE NEW

YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY, including its leased properties, the PAWTUXET

VALLEY RAILROAD and the PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD.

3/26/1892
Lease NYNH&H RR directors authorized the execution of a lease of the NY,P&B, which was ratified by the shareholders in May,

3/1/1893
Lease OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY 99 years from March 1, 1893.

3/1/1893
Lease PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY lease assumed by THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

3/8/1893
Merger THE WATERTOWN & WATERBURY RAILROAD COMPANY merged with THE NAUGATUCK RAILROAD, by

whom it had been operated.

3/7/1895
Incorporation THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut. Formed by reorganization committee of the

NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD to take over properties. (Company organized August 26, 1895.)

3/31/1896
Acquisition WOONSOCKET & PASCOAG RAILROAD entire capital stock acquired by the NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD.

3/18/1897
Merger SHORE LINE RAILWAY merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

3/24/1898
Milestone George Alpert, last President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, was born in Boston,

3/29/1898
Merger HOUSATONIC RAILROAD COMPANY merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY.

3/2/1901
Milestone War Dept. approves plan for Hell Gate Bridge on New York Connecting Railroad.

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