New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

11/8/1935
1st Bankruptcy Court appoints Pres. Howard S. Palmer, Winthrop M. Daniels, a professor at Yale, and James Lee Loomis, Pres. of

Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, Trustees for New Haven reorganization.

11/13/1935
1st Bankruptcy New Haven Board appoints Reorganization Plan Committee.

11/18/1935
1st Bankruptcy New Haven disaffirms lease of Connecticut Railway & Lighting Company, which resumes operation of its properties.

11/29/1935
1st Bankruptcy New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad enters Chapter 77 bankruptcy, precipitated by bankruptcy of New Haven.

11/29/1936
1st Bankruptcy NEW YORK, WESTCHESTER & BOSTON RAILWAY CO. filed petition for reorganization under Section 77B of

Bankruptcy Act.

11/3/1939
1st Bankruptcy BOSTON TERMINAL COMPANY creditors filed petition for reorganization under Section 77 of Federal Bankruptcy Act.

11/14/1940
Abandonment Line from Berlin, CT to East Berlin, CT, abandoned.

11/1/1941
Merger INTERSTATE RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY, INC. and the PROVIDENCE, HARTFORD AND NORWICH LINES

merger with the NEW ENGLAND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY consummated.

11/4/1941
1st Bankruptcy Federal Judge John Knox sells Westchester County portion of NYW&B. Road later scrapped.

11/12/1946
Milestone John Jeremiah Pelley, former President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, died at age 68 in

Washington, DC.

11/1/1947
Opening of Service New General Office Building completed and occupied, at New Haven, CT.

11/26/1958
Milestone Last section of Connecticut Turnpike opens between Plainfield and Lisbon, completing road to Rhode Island state line west of

Providence; has immediate effect on New Haven Railroad traffic levels. (NYT)

11/30/1958
End of Service New England Transportation Company discontinues last bus route between New Britain and Berlin, CT; is henceforth truck-

only. (NH AR)

11/30/1974
End of Service Last runs of Philadelphia-Springfield mail train No. 16-17; No. 17 becomes last non-Amtrak train to operate over Hell Gate

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