New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

11/10/1837
Opening of Service NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON RAILROAD opened, Hills Wharf, Providence, RI, to Stonington, CT (wharf).

11/14/1843
Opening of Service HOUSATONIC RAILROAD contracted to deliver its New York business to the connecting boat line of George R. Schuyler.

11/10/1845
Opening of Service OLD COLONY RAILROAD opened South Boston - Plymouth, 36.8 miles.

11/25/1845
Merger THE PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY (of Rhode Island) consolidated with PROVIDENCE &

WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY (OF MASSACHUSETTS) as PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER RAILROAD

COMPANY.

11/1/1850
Incorporation PROVIDENCE & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY (Rhode Island) incorporated In Rhode Island, with authority to

construct a railroad In Providence to the Massachusetts line near the east shore of the Seekonk River and also from the

northerly line of Barrington to Warren and Bristol, Rhode Island.

11/24/1852
Opening of Service CHARLES RIVER RAILROAD opened Brookline to Newton Upper Falls. (Company organized December 8, 1852.)

11/1/1853
Merger CHARLES RIVER BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY united with CHARLES RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY under

name of latter company.

11/16/1854
Merger PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY formed by union of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island

companies of the same name.

11/15/1855
Milestone Robert S. Schuyler (1798-1855), former Pres. of New York & New Haven Railroad, dies at Nice, France; a coffin is returned,

and a funeral held in New York, but with some suspicion

that Schuyler was not actually dead.

11/1/1858
Acquisition BOSTON & NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY.

11/1/1861
Opening of Service THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, Needham to Medway.

11/11/1861
Opening of Service Sleeping cars begin operating over "Shore Line" between New York and Boston.

11/1/1870
Lease WATERTOWN & WATERBURY RAILROAD leased to the NAUGATUCK RAILROAD for five years.

11/1/1870
Opening of Service WATERTOWN & WATERBURY RAILROAD opened between Watertown and Waterbury, 4.44 miles.

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