New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

9/24/1868
Opening of Service NEW YORK, HOUSATONIC & NORTHERN RAILROAD opened, Danbury to Brookfield.

9/1/1870
Milestone HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD and THE NEW YORK & NEW HAVEN RAILROAD operated by joint board

of managers until merger of two companies, August 6, 1872.

9/9/1871
Acquisition PLYMOUTH & VINEYARD SOUND RAILWAY COMPANY charter and franchise transferred to CAPE COD RAILROAD

COMPANY.

9/25/1871
Acquisition EASTON BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY deeded to OLD COLONY & NEWPORT RAILWAY COMPANY.

9/29/1873
Lease A lease was made by THE HARLEM RIVER AND PORT CHESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, before the completion of

the road, to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years from October 1, 1873.

9/26/1876
Incorporation RHODE ISLAND & MASSACHUSETTS RAILROAD COMPANY (Massachusetts Company) incorporated in

9/3/1877
Opening of Service RHODE ISLAND & MASSACHUSETTS RAILROAD COMPANY (Massachusetts and Rhode Island Companies) opened

through from Franklin to Valley Falls, 13.9 miles. (Operated by New York & New England.)

9/2/1880
Incorporation THE HULL & NANTASKET BEACH RAILROAD COMPANY incorporated in Massachusetts, with authority to construct

a railroad from a connection with the Nantasket Beach Railroad at Allerton to Windmill Point, Pemberton, 3 miles.

9/10/1881
Bankruptcy FRAMINGHAM & LOWELL RAILROAD COMPANY sold at public auction to BOSTON, CLINTON, FITCHBURG &

NEW BEDFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

9/30/1887
Lease MILFORD & WOONSOCKET RAILROAD leased to the NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY for

99 years. (Cancelled by THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY APRIL 1, 1898.)

9/30/1887
Lease MILFORD, FRANKLIN & PROVIDENCE RAILROAD leased to the NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years, (Cancelled April 1, 1896 by THE NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COMPANY.)

9/1/1892
Lease MERIDEN, WATERBURY & CONNECTICUT RIVER RAILROAD leased to the NEW YORK & NEW ENGLAND

RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

9/10/1892
Lease DANBURY & NORWALK RAILROAD COMPANY and the NEW HAVEN & DERBY RAILROAD COMPANY leased

to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY for 99 years.

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