New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

5/1/1878
Milestone John Jeremiah Pelley, who would become President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, was born

in Anna, IL.

5/22/1878
Acquisition DUXBURY & COHASSET RAILROAD COMPANY sale to OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY approved by

Railroad Commissioners.

5/29/1879
Incorporation RHODE ISLAND CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Rhode Island as a reorganization of the WARWICK

RAILROAD COMPANY. Line reopened for travel July 1, 1880. (Company organized June 11, 1879.)

5/1/1881
Opening of Service NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY opened, Oakland Beach to Buttonwoods.

5/6/1881
Bankruptcy NEW YORK, HOUSATONIC & NORTHERN RAILROAD, Danbury to Brookfield Junction, conveyed to William H.

Barnum as trustee for the HOUSATONIC RAILROAD. (Conveyed to the railroad October 9, 1882.)

5/7/1883
Acquisition All property of NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY deeded by mortgage Trustees to the STAMFORD & NEW

CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY.

5/16/1884
Acquisition HOPKINTON RAILROAD COMPANY deeded by George Draper to MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD

5/14/1887
Lease NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY leased its line (including its lease of the HOLYOKE & WESTFIELD) to

THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years from April 1, 1887.

5/14/1887
Bankruptcy 1st Mortgage, SHEPAUG VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY foreclosed. SHEPAUG VALLEY RAILROAD reorganized as

the SHEPAUG, LITCHFIELD & NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY.

5/24/1887
Lease THE HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT VALLEY RAILROAD leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

5/24/1887
Incorporation THE MERIDEN & WATERBURY RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Connecticut. Constructed a railroad from

Meriden to Waterbury, 17.57 miles. (Company organized May 18, 1887.)

5/24/1887
Lease THE NAUGATUCK RAILROAD leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY

for 99 years.

5/1/1888
Lease PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY leased to NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON

RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

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