New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

10/26/1905
Acquisition THE DANBURY & NORWALK RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/30/1905
Acquisition PROVIDENCE & SPRINGFIELD RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/30/1907
Milestone New Haven RR announces its (1906) purchase of the New York Westchester and Boston Railway and New York and

Portchester Railroad from Oakley Thorne and Marsden J. Perry.

10/5/1908
Bankruptcy NEWPORT & WICKFORD RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT COMPANY declared insolvent and receivers appointed.

10/8/1909
Bankruptcy NEWPORT & WICKFORD RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT COMPANY mortgage foreclosed and property sold to H. J.

10/26/1910
Merger RHODE ISLAND & MASSACHUSETTS RAILROAD COMPANY (Massachusetts Company) deeded to and merged into

THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/26/1910
Acquisition BERKSHIRE RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

10/26/1910
Acquisition NEW HAVEN & NORTHAMPTON COMPANY deeded to THE NEW YORK NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY.

10/1/1912
Opening of Service CENTRAL NEW ENGLAND RAILWAY COMPANY granted right to use line from Danbury, CT to Hopewell Junction,

NY, and from Wicopee Junction, NY to Fishkill Landing, NY.

10/3/1913
Milestone New Haven appoints committees to head off government attempt to brign antitrust proceedings against it.

10/22/1913
Milestone Howard Elliott steps down as President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company after a change in the by-

laws of the company, where Mr. Elliott was elected Chairman of the Board of the entire New Haven system, and that each of

the principal constituents of the system, the New York, New Haven and Hartford, the Boston and Maine, the New England

Navigation Company, and the trolley line system, will have individual presidents. Taking his place as President of the New

York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company is James H. Hustis, the 7th person to hold the office.

10/22/1931
Milestone Association of Railway Executives meets in Atlantic City after ICC turns down request 15% rate increase; offered 3% with

solvent roads giving their share of the increase to weak roads; J.J. Pelley of New Haven, who had represented Eastern

Railroads in case, persuades railroads not to turn down increase as will work against their case when they have to cut wages.

10/9/1932
Abandonment Dedham, MA to Islington, MA abandoned.

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