New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

10/21/1935
Abandonment Line from Pine Plains, NY to Shekomeko, NY abandoned.

10/23/1935
1st Bankruptcy New Haven files for Chapter 77 bankruptcy; had $15.5 million in obligations falling due by Jan. 1, and cash balance of only

$3 million; Pennroad stock holding is eventually wiped out in reorganization.

10/23/1935
1st Bankruptcy Petition filed in U. S. District Court of Connecticut for reorganization of the NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD

RAILROAD COMPANY under Section 77 of the National Bankruptcy Act, approved by Hon. Carroll C. Hincks.

10/31/1935
1st Bankruptcy New Haven subsidiary Connecticut Company files for bankruptcy.

10/9/1937
Abandonment Sterling Jct., MA to Sterling, MA, abandoned.

10/14/1937
Abandonment Allerton Farms, CT to Southbury, CT, abandoned.

10/19/1937
Abandonment East Thompson, CT to Webster, MA, abandoned.

10/23/1937
Milestone The first Husking Bee Train, departed Grand Central Terminal at 3:26 p.m. with over 500 people, mostly young single men

and women, who paid three dollars each to ride the train to Kent, CT, for good old country fun.

10/31/1937
End of Service End of NYW&B service from New Rochelle to Portchester.

10/15/1940
Abandonment Line from Canaan, CT to East Canaan, CT abandoned.

10/13/1958
Milestone The New Haven Railroad applies to ICC for first government-guaranteed $18.5 million loan for equipment; first application

under Transportation Act of 1958.

10/18/1958
Milestone New York Thruway Authority opens New England Thruway between New York City and Connecticut state line, running

directly parallel to the New Haven Railroad main line and connecting with Connecticut Turnpike. (NYTA)

10/1/1966
Abandonment Line from Easton to Whittenton Jct. abandoned.

10/1/1966
Abandonment Line from South Dennis to Hastings abandoned.

10/27/1974
Milestone Ex-NH Dorchester Branch added to Northeast Corridor Region.

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