New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

5/19/1846
Incorporation New York & New Haven Railroad organized at New York City; Robert Schuyler, grandson of Gen. Philip Schuyler and

nephew of Alexander Hamilton, elected Pres., Morris Ketchum, Treasurer; other directors include Anson G. Phelps (1781-

1853) and Elihu Townsend.

5/1/1847
Acquisition THE MANCHESTER RAILROAD COMPANY powers and privileges conferred upon HARTFORD & PROVIDENCE

RAILROAD COMPANY.

5/10/1847
Merger HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY formed by union of the HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN

RAILROAD COMPANY and HARTFORD & SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD CORPORATION.

5/1/1848
Opening of Service Branch of NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON from Roger Williams Park north to the “Cove” at Providence opened,

starting through service from Boston to Stonington, connecting by rail the New York, Providence & Boston, the Providence

& Worcester and the Boston & Providence.

5/1/1848
Opening of Service Cove in Providence, RI to Roger Williams Park.

5/11/1848
Milestone New York State Legislature authorized THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY to extend its line

from the Connecticut state line to connection with the NEW YORK & HARLEM RAILROAD.

5/29/1848
Opening of Service CAPE COD BRANCH RAILROAD opened Wareham to Sandwich, 12.9 miles.

5/29/1848
Opening of Service The Cape Cod Branch Railroad opened, Agawam, MA (East Wareham) to Sandwich, MA.

5/29/1848
Opening of Service Wareham, MA to Sandwich, MA.

5/1/1849
Incorporation CHARLES RIVER BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad

from the western terminus of the Brookline branch of the Boston and Worcester in Brookline to Dover, Massachusetts, 2.5

miles. (Company organized June 20, 1849.)

5/1/1849
Incorporation SOUTHBRIDGE & BLACKSTONE RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a

railroad from Blackstone to Southbridge, 33 miles. (Blackstone was the second terminus of the Norfolk County Railroad.)

(Company organized February 1, 1850.)

5/1/1849
Incorporation FAIRHAVEN BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad from

Fairhaven to the Cape Cod Branch Railroad Company.

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