New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

5/8/1854
Opening of Service The Cape Cod Railroad opened, West Barnstable, MA to Barnstable, MA.

5/15/1854
Acquisition The New Bedford & Fairhaven Ferry is deeded to the Fairhaven Branch Railroad Company.

5/15/1854
Acquisition THE NEW BEDFORD & FAIRHAVEN FERRY deeded to FAIRHAVEN BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY.

5/19/1854
Opening of Service The Cape Cod Railroad opened, Barnstable, MA to Yarmouth Port, MA.

5/2/1855
Incorporation MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, authorized to construct a railroad

from Milford to Bellingham Junction, 3.88 miles. (Company organized July 9, 1855.)

5/4/1855
Opening of Service Granby, CT to Massachusetts State Line.

5/4/1855
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, Granby, Connecticut to Westfield, Massachusetts, about 14

5/4/1855
Opening of Service Connecticut State Line to Westfield, MA.

5/16/1855
Opening of Service EASTON BRANCH RAILROAD opened Stoughton to North Easton, 3.8 miles, (operated by Boston & Providence until

September 23, 1866.)

5/16/1855
Opening of Service North Easton, MA to Stoughton, MA.

5/30/1856
Incorporation WARREN & FALL RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Rhode Island with authority to construct a railroad

from Warren to the Massachusetts line, and with authority to unite with the Massachusetts Company empowered to construct

a railroad from the Rhode Island line to Fall River.

5/12/1864
Sale Rails and stock of MEDWAY BRANCH Railroad COMPANY sold to BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE RAILROAD

5/9/1867
Incorporation HOPKINTON & MILFORD RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct a railroad

from Milford to Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

5/26/1869
Incorporation HOPKINTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to build a railroad from

Hopkinton to Ashland, Massachusetts.

5/1/1870
Opening of Service MANSFIELD & FRAMINGHAM RAILROAD COMPANY opened, Mansfield to Framingham.

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