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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:724 1822-1964 N532

New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company records

Scope and Contents

A selection of account books of lines which went to make up the railroad. The most extensive series are for the Central New England Railroad (1899-1927), the Hartford and New Haven (1835-1872), and the New York and New Haven (1845-1887). Ledgers and occasionally other volumes for the following: Boston and New York Air Line Railroad; Boston and New York Central Railroad; Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad; Central New England and Western Railroad; Charles River Branch Railroad; Charles River Railroad; Hampshire and Hampden Canal Co.; Housatonic Railroad; Hudson Connecting Railroad Co.; Joy Steamship Co.; Maine Steamship Co.; Naugatuck Railroad; New York and Boston Railroad; New York and New England Railroad; New York, Providence and Boston Railroad; New England Railroad; New England Terminal; New England Transfer; Old Colony Railroad; Old Colony Steamboat Co.; Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and Boston Railroad; Philadelphia, Reading and New England Railroad; Poughkeepsie, Hartford and Boston Railroad; Providence and Springfield Railroad; Providence and Stonington Steamship Co.; Rhode Island and Massachusetts Railroad; Shore Line Railway Co.; and Union Wharf Co. Also included are letters, 1847-1852, to Charles F. Pond, president of the New York and New Haven Railroad, and daily record of engines, 1868-1882. There is also an extensive file of miscellaneous materials on the various lines which made up the New Haven.

An additional group of papers consists of the files of Prof. Kent T. Healy who taught transportation at Yale and was a member of the New Haven reorganization committee, ca. 1947-1953. These relate to the reorganization and finances of the railroad from 1947 to 1964.


  • 1802-1964

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


70 linear feet (394 volumes, 5 cartons)

Biographical / Historical

The New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company was a group of rail lines that operated services in the New England and eastern Hudson Valley region of New York. The company officially formed in 1872, however ran into financial difficulties after the Great Depression eventually merging with Penn Central in 1969.
New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company. New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company Records, 1802-1964: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
February 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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