New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

10/1/1882
Opening of Service Trains of THE HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT VALLEY RAILROAD commenced using THE NEW YORK, NEW

HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD station at Hartford, the latter company having acquired a majority stock ownership in

10/9/1882
Acquisition NEW YORK, HOUSATONIC & NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY portion, (Danbury to Brookfield Junction)

conveyed by William H. Barnum to HOUSATONIC RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/10/1883
Lease THE STAMFORD & NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY, which had acquired majority stock interest.

10/1/1888
Bankruptcy NANTASKET BEACH RAILROAD ceased operations until March 31 1888.

10/10/1889
Opening of Service NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAILROAD opened extension from Poquonnock Junction to Groton and across

its newly constructed bridge to New London, FORMING A THROUGH RAIL CONNECTION BETWEEN BOSTON AND

NEW YORK.

10/10/1889
Milestone The Thames River at New London is first spanned by a railroad bridge built by the Union Bridge Company and at the time

was the world's largest double track, steel drawbridge, measuring 1,423 feet with 225 foot clearances on either side of the

draw. Built by Col. J. Albert Monroe, it cost $1.6 million to complete and joined the StoningtonRailroad and Shore Line

10/1/1890
Lease PROVIDENCE & SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD leased to the NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD for 99 years.

(Revised June 15, 1896, to expire July 1, 1989.)

10/1/1890
Merger THE STAMFORD & NEW CANAAN RAILROAD COMPANY merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN &

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/18/1895
Merger THE UNION WHARF COMPANY in NEW HAVEN merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/18/1895
Acquisition THE COMPANY FOR ERECTING AND SUPPORTING A TOLL BRIDGE FROM NEW HAVEN TO EAST HAVEN

deeded to and merged into THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/31/1903
Milestone John M. Hall resigns as the 4th President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, due to poor health.

Charles Sanger Mellen is elected the 5th President of the road.

10/25/1904
Milestone New York Connecting Railroad appoints Gustav Lindenthal Consulting Engineer & Architect under contract of Aug. 29,

1904; requests Construction Committee to prepare new plans and estimates.

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