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Overview of the Collection

History

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Series I: Town Maps, undated, 1888-1929

Series II: Railroad Company (Land Title) Maps, undated, 1872-1930s






New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association (NHRHTA) Map Collection



Finding aid prepared by Laura Katz Smith.

Finding aid encoded by Betsy Pittman in April 2006.





Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205

Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205

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Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association.
Title: New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association Map Collection.
Dates: undated, 1872-1930s.
Quantity: 2000 items.
Identification: MSS19980377
Language: English.
Abstract: Maps and track plans of property in Connecticut, Massachusetts, eastern New York, and Rhode Island belonging to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and its predecessors, including the Hartford & New Haven Railroad, the Housatonic Railroad, the Naugatuck Railroad, the New York & New England Railroad, and the New York & New Haven Railroad.

History

The New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association is a railroad enthusiast organization founded in the late 1960s as the New Haven Railroad Technical Information Association. The group's purpose is to keep the history and spirit of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, better known as the New Haven Railroad, alive by accumulating and distributing historical, educational, and technical data specifically related to the railroad line and its predecessors.

The New Haven Railroad, formed in 1872 through the merger of the New York & New Haven Railroad and the Hartford & New Haven Railroad, achieved the region's early railroad developers long-desired wish for a link between Boston and New York City. Approximately one hundred small independent railroads were built in southern New England between 1826 and the 1880s and by 1904 the majority were absorbed, consolidated, or merged into the vast New Haven Railroad system. At its peak in 1929, the New Haven Railroad owned and operated 2,131 miles of track throughout eastern New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The railroad line, beset with financial difficulties after World War II, became defunct on January 1, 1969, when it was absorbed into the Penn Central Railroad.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of property and track plans of the railroads that became part of the New Haven Railroad system. The collection consists of two parts - maps identified by state and thereunder by town, and maps organized by the name of the predecessor line.

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Arrangement

Series I: Town Maps (undated, 1888-1929) includes property maps and track plans of railroad property belonging to the New Haven Railroad and its predecessors in selected towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, eastern New York, and Rhode Island. The maps are organized alphabetically by state and thereunder by town.

Series II: Railroad Company (Land Title) Maps (undated, 1872-1930s) contains property maps for some of the railroad companies absorbed by the New Haven Railroad. The railroads include the following: Berkshire Railroad, Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad, Hartford and New Haven Railroad, Housatonic Railroad, Meriden and Waterbury Railroad, Naugatuck Railroad, New Haven and Derby Railroad, New Haven and Northampton Railroad, New York and New Haven Railroad, Poughkeepsie and Erie Railroad, Ridgefield Railroad, Shepaug Valley Railroad, Stamford and New Canaan Railroad, Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad, State Line Railroad, Turner's Falls Branch Railroad, Union Freight Railroad, and Watertown and Waterbury Railroad. The maps are organized alphabetically by railroad company and thereunder by the stretch between towns.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to New England railroads. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association.

Subjects:

Berkshire Railroad.
Danbury and Norwalk Railroad.
Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad.
Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad.
Hartford and New Haven Railroad.
Housatonic Railroad.
Meriden and Waterbury Railroad.
Naugatuck Railroad.
New Haven and Derby Railroad.
New Haven and Northampton Railroad.
New York and New Haven Railroad.
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.
Poughkeepsie and Erie Railroad.
Ridgefield Railroad.
Shepaug Valley Railroad.
Stamford and New Canaan Railroad.
State Line Railroad.
Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad.
Turner’s Falls Branch Railroad.
Union Freight Railroad.
Watertown and Waterbury Railroad.

Document Types:

Maps.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association Map Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

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Detailed Description

Series I: Town Maps, undated, 1888-1929
Connecticut
1:1 Andover, 1891
1:2 Bolton, 1891
1:3 Bristol, 1889
1:4 Brookfield, undated
2:5 Chaplin, 1891
2:6 Columbia, 1891
2:7 Coventry, 1891
2:8 Danbury, 1890
2:9 East Hartford (2), 1888, 1891
3:10 East Windsor, 1888
3:11 Ellington, 1888
3:12 Enfield, 1888
3:13 Griswold, 1892
3:14 Hampton, 1890
3:15 Hartford, circa 1888
4:16 Manchester, 1891
4:17 Middlebury, undated
4:18 New Britain, 1889
4:19 Newington, 1889
4:20 Newtown, undated
4:21 Norwalk (Tax map), 1929
5:22 Oxford, 1889
5:23 Plainfield, 1892
5:24 Plainville, 1889
5:25 Pomfret, 1890
OS:26 Portland, 1897-1898
5:27 Putnam, 1890
6:28 South Windsor, 1888
6:29 Southbury, 1890
6:31 Sterling, 1889
6:32 Thompson, 1890
7:33-34 Vernon (2), 1888, 1891
7:35 Hartford, 1889
7:36 Windham--Highland Division, 1891
7:37 Windham--Midland Division, 1891
Massachusetts
8:38 Longmeadow, 1888
8:39 Plymouth, 1889
8:40 Springfield, 1888
New York
8:41 Beekman, 1892
9:42 East Fishkill, 1892
9:43 Fishkill, undated
9:44 Patterson, 1892
9:45 Pawling, 1892
6:30 Southeast, 1892
Rhode Island
9:46 Richmond, 1896
9:47 Warwick, undated
Series II: Railroad Company (Land Title) Maps, undated, 1872-1930s
10:48 Berkshire Railroad, Sheffield to Great Barrington, 1912
10:49 Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, Danbury to Redding, 1912
10:50 Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, Wilton to Norwalk, 1911
10:51 Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, Harlem River to New Rochelle, 1912
10:52 Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, New York City, 1908
10:53 Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, New York City to New Rochelle, 1912
11:54 Hartford Flood Control, ca. 1930s
11:55 Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad, 1893
11:56 Hartford and New Haven Railroad, Berlin to Newington, 1910
11:57 Hartford and New Haven Railroad, Enfield to Springfield, 1910
11:58 Hartford and New Haven Railroad, West Hartford to Windsor, 1910
11:59 Hartford and New Haven Railroad, Windsor to Windsor Locks, 1910
12:60 Housatonic Railroad, Bridgeport to Monroe, 1911
12:61 Housatonic Railroad, Canaan to North Canaan, 1912
12:62 Housatonic Railroad, Cornwall, 1912
12:63 Housatonic Railroad, Kent, 1911
12:64 Housatonic Railroad, New Milford (2), 1912
12:65 Housatonic Railroad, Newtown to Brookfield, 1912
13:66 Meriden and Waterbury Railroad, Meriden to Waterbury, 1913
13:67 Naugatuck Railroad, Milford to Ansonia, 1911
13:68 Naugatuck Railroad, Torrington to Winchester, 1912
13:69 Naugatuck Railroad, Waterbury to Litchfield, 1912
13:70 New Haven and Derby Railroad, Derby to Ansonia, 1911
13:71 New Haven and Derby Railroad, New Haven to Orange, 1912
14:72 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Hatfield to Conway, 1913
14:73 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, New Haven to Hamden, 1913
14:74 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Northampton to Williamsburg, 1913
14:75 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Plainville to Avon, 1913
14:76 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Simsbury to Suffield, 1913
14:77 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Southampton to Northampton, 1913
15:78 New Haven and Northampton Railroad, Southwick to Westfield, 1913
15:79 New York and New Haven Railroad, Bridgeport to Stratford, 1910
15:80 New York and New Haven Railroad, Greenwich, 190?
15:81 New York and New Haven Railroad, Milford, 1910
15:82 New York and New Haven Railroad, New York City to Rye, undated
15:83 New York and New Haven Railroad, New York City to Woodlawn, 1908
16:84 New York and New Haven Railroad, Orange to New Haven, 1910
16:85 New York and New Haven Railroad, Stamford to Norwalk, 1907
16:86 New York and New Haven Railroad, Westport to Fairfield, 1910
16:87 New York and New Haven Railroad, Woodlawn to Greenwich, 1919
16:88 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Miscellaneous Property, undated
16:89 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad, Warwick, 1912
17:90 Poughkeepsie and Erie Railroad, undated
17:91 Ridgefield Railroad, Ridgefield, 1912
17:92 Shepaug Valley Railroad, Litchfield to Washington, 1913
17:93 Shepaug Valley Railroad, Roxbury to Newtown, 1913
17:94 Stamford and New Canaan Railroad, Stamford to New Canaan, 190?
17:95 Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad, Great Barrington to Lee, 1912
17:96 Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad, Lee to Pittsfield, undated
18:97 State Line Railroad, Great Barrington to West Stockbridge, 1913
18:98 Turner's Falls Branch Railroad, Deerfield to Montague, 1913
18:99 Union Freight Railroad, Boston, 1872
18:100 Watertown and Waterbury Railroad, Waterbury to Watertown, 1912