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THE NEW HAVEN RAILROAD-Route of The Shoreliners
Brief History and Family Tree of the New Haven Railroad
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Evolution of the New Haven Railroad
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Here we will cover a brief history of the New Haven Railroad, develop a rough family tree of the smaller lines that went into formation of the railroad. Also included, will be the names of some of the men who tried to make it work like it should have, etc.

The New York,New Haven and Hartford Railroad was formed on July 24,1872 by the merger of the New York and New Haven Railroad with the Hartford and New Haven Railroad,at which time the outline of what would become a 2100 mile system at its peak began to take shape. In doing so, the New Haven acquired a number of smaller railroads to do just that. The following list shows but at few of them;
1.Hartford & New Haven (merged with NY&NH 7-24-1872)
2.New York and New Haven Railroad
3.Harlem River and Port Chester RR
4.New York Connecting
5.New Haven,Middletown & Willimantic RR
6.Boston,Hartford &Erie
7.Conncecticut Valley
8.Stamford & New Canaan RR
9.Naugatuck Railroad
10.New Haven & Northampton
11.New York,Providence &Boston
12.Housatonic Railroad (once again separate and independent).
13.Providence & Worcester (now a huge regioanl railsystem).
14.Old Colony
15.Sherug,Litchfield & Northern
16.Meriden,Waterbury and Connecticut River
17.Central New England

These were some of the more than 100 railroad companies that went into forming the New York,New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

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