New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

5/23/1913
Milestone PRR agrees with New Haven for joint ownership of New York Connecting Railroad and joint guarantee of its bonds.

5/31/1913
Milestone New York Connecting Railroad issues $30 million First Mortgage bonds.

5/1/1917
Milestone Howard Elliott resigns as President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company due to poor health attributed

to the great demands of running the New Haven and all its subsidiaries. Edward J. Pearson is elected the 9th President of the

Line as well as Chairman of the Board.

5/8/1918
Milestone Work begun on Superstructure of the 2nd Thames River Bridge, over Thames River at New London, Connecticut.

5/8/1918
Milestone New Haven Union station, built in 1875, burns down in spectacular fire. One firefighter killed, many corporate records

5/8/1924
Abandonment Line from Harrison Square, MA to Mattapan, MA abandoned.

5/10/1927
Merger CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND RAILWAY COMPANY merged with NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

5/7/1931
Milestone New England Governors' Committee of Thirty reports, calling for no Trunk Line control of New England railroads, except

that NYC be allowed to keep Boston & Albany, and the status of the Canadian roads stay the same; New Haven and Boston

& Maine should merge, but PRR interest in New Haven and Boston & Maine is "excessive" and must be reduced to 10% or

less; Rhode Island dissents and favors granting New Haven to PRR and Boston & Maine to Van Sweringens.

5/26/1935
Service Change New Haven cuts schedules of Merchants Limited and Yankee Clipper from 4:45 to 4:30.

5/20/1937
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, ONTARIO & WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY filed petition for reorganization under Section 77 of the

Bankruptcy Act.

5/19/1938
Abandonment Matfield, MA to Eastondale, MA, abandoned.

5/19/1938
Abandonment Randolph, MA to Stoughton Jct., MA, abandoned.

5/1/1939
1st Bankruptcy NEW ENGLAND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY bus lines (New York-Boston, Springfield & Pittsfield routes) sold to

NEW ENGLAND GREYHOUND LINES.

5/4/1947
Milestone I-5 #1407 on the point of a fantrip takes a run from New Haven to Maybrook and back.

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