New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

10/1/1863
Opening of Service THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD opened, West Medway to Woonsocket.

10/1/1863
Incorporation THE BOSTON, HARTFORD & ERIE EXTENSION RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in New York with authority to

construct a railroad from the state line of Connecticut to the Hudson River at Fishkill. (Company organized September 28,

10/4/1863
Milestone Edward Jones Pearson, who would become President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, was born

in Rockville, Indiana.

10/19/1870
Lease SHORE LINE RAILWAY leased in perpetuity to the NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/1/1871
Opening of Service FRAMINGHAM & LOWELL RAILROAD COMPANY opened, Framingham to Lowell, 26.1 miles.

10/9/1871
Opening of Service OLD COLONY AND NEWPORT RAILWAY opened, Montclair to Granite Beach, about 1/2 mile.

10/16/1871
Opening of Service HOLYOKE & WESTFIELD RAILROAD opened for freight.

10/1/1872
Incorporation OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY formed by change of name of OLD COLONY & NEWPORT RAILWAY

10/30/1872
Acquisition CAPE COD RAILROAD COMPANY deeded in escrow to OLD COLONY RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/6/1873
Acquisition Control of the PROVIDENCE, WARREN & BRISTOL RAILROAD COMPANY taken over by BOSTON &

PROVIDENCE RAILROAD CORPORATION.

10/5/1876
Opening of Service CONNECTICUT CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY line Melrose to Rockville, 7 miles, opened.

10/18/1878
Acquisition Operation of PAWTUXET VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY taken over by THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND

RAILROAD.

10/19/1878
Acquisition Operation of ROCKVILLE RAILROAD taken over by THE NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/4/1880
Incorporation THE BOSTON, HINGHAM & HULL RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to build a

railroad from the southern terminus of the Nantasket Beach Railroad at Nantasket Beach in Hull, to the junction of The Old

Colony Railroad in Hingham, 4 1/2 miles.

10/31/1881
Opening of Service NEW HAVEN AND NORTHAMPTON RAILROAD opened, South Deerfield to Turners Falls, about 9.20 miles.

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