New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

11/3/1905
Acquisition THE MIDDLETOWN, MERIDEN & WATERBURY RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW

HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

11/6/1905
Acquisition THE ROCKVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY.

11/4/1906
Opening of Service Branch from West Roxbury to Needham Junction, 4.53 miles, built by The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

under its New England Railroad lease, opened for service.

11/15/1908
Opening of Service THE PROVIDENCE TERMINAL COMPANY opened the tunnel and bridge from the Union Station at Providence to East

Providence.

11/1/1909
Acquisition NEWPORT & WICKFORD RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT COMPANY deeded by H. J. Wells to THE NEW YORK,

NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

11/1/1913
Milestone "The Truth About The Railroads" by newly elected NYNH&H RR President Howard Elliott is published. It is a

compilation of speeches he had given on the topic.

11/17/1927
Milestone Charles Sanger Mellen, 5th President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, died of a cerebral

hemorrhage at age 75 at his home in Concord, New Hampshire.

11/27/1928
Milestone Edward J. Pearson tenders his resignation as President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company due to

failing health. He will pass away shortly after on 12/7/1928.

11/27/1929
Milestone PRR Board approves recent purchase of 91,400 shares of New Haven for $9.67 million and authorizes purchase of additional

8,600 shares.

11/30/1929
Opening of Service NYW&B extension to Portchester opened resulting in the greatest extent of the Railway

11/12/1931
Milestone Frederic C. Dumaine, Sr., resigns as PRR director as ICC will not permit him to sit on both New Haven and PRR boards.

11/20/1931
Milestone New England governors apply to ICC to be allowed to intervene in consolidation hearings.

11/1/1934
Milestone John J. Pelley resigns as President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company to serve as the President of

the Association of American Railroads at the request of that organization. Howard Shirley Palmer, a 27 year veteran of the

company, is elected the 14th President.

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