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
8.Stamford & New Canaan RR
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).
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.