New Haven Railroad Historical Events

Date
Category
Event

9/10/1892
Lease HOUSATONIC RAILROAD COMPANY leased to THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD

COMPANY for 99 years.

9/10/1899
Opening of Service Boston & Providence trains started using South Station.

9/5/1902
Milestone Frederic C. ("Buck") Dumaine Jr., who would one day become President of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

Company, was born.

9/21/1902
Opening of Service THE HARTFORD & CONNECTICUT WESTERN RAILROAD opened its line from Tariffville to Agawam, using the

tracks of THE EAST GRANBY AND SUFFIELD RAILROAD between East Granby and Suffield.

9/21/1902
Opening of Service THE EAST GRANBY AND SUFFIELD RAILROAD opened from a point on the Springfield Branch of the Hartford and

Connecticut Western Railroad in the town of East Granby, to a point on the line of the same branch in the town of Suffield,

about 4.2 miles.

9/1/1904
Milestone New Haven abandons third rail electrification on part of Nantasket Beach Branch between Nantasket Jct. and Braintree; Pres.

Mellen announces New Haven is abandoning electrification plans until new inventions are developed, as neither third rail nor

trolley wire is suitable for New Haven Service.

9/8/1904
Acquisition OLD COLONY RAILROAD’S interest in THE PROVIDENCE TERMINAL COMPANY transferred to THE NEW YORK,

NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY.

9/1/1913
Milestone Howard Elliott replaces Charles S. Mellen as President of the New Haven Railroad, becoming the 6th President of the Line.

9/2/1913
Wreck Rear-end collision on New Haven at Wallingford, Conn., kills 21.

9/5/1913
Milestone J.P. Morgan & Co. gives notice that it is withdrawing from its role as fiscal agent for the New Haven.

9/8/1921
Abandonment Feeding Hills, MA to Agawam Jct., MA, abandoned.

9/1/1929
Milestone New Haven installs car retarders at Providence hump yard.

9/20/1931
End of Service Last run of New York-Bar Harbor Express from Bar Harbor to Grand Central; beginning with 1932 season, a single Bar

Harbor Express operates from Penn Station.

9/18/1934
End of Service Last run of New Haven passenger service to Fall River via Middleboro.

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