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TROLLEY AND TRANSIT LINES


NHRHTA Publications:

The NHRHTA has published the following items on trolley and transit lines related to the New Haven Railroad:

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Volume 9 Issue 2 (Spring) 1978
  • "Trolley Stop: The New Haven Open Cars" -- 3 pages with photos.
Volume 9 Issue 3 (Summer) 1978
  • "Trolley Stop: Connecticut Company Car #500" -- The story of the Connecticut Company's only private trolley car. 2 pages with photos.
  • "Trolley Stop: Wireless Trolley Service" -- the story of the motorization of freight service in East Hartford and Glastonbury as a result of the Hurricane of 1938. 3 pages with photos and map.
Volume 9 Issue 4 (Fall) 1978
  • "Trolley Stop: Berkshire Street Railway" -- The history of this New Haven-controlled trolley system. 9 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 10 Issue 1 (Winter) 1979
  • "Trolley Stop: Blizzard!" -- Photo essay reviewing Connecticut Company snow clearing operations around Hartford. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 10 Issue 2 (Spring) 1979
  • "Trolley Stop: The Torrington Division" -- A short history the Connecticut Company lines in and around Torrington, CT. 16 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 10 Issue 3 1979
  • "Trolley Stop: Milton Branch, Shawmut Branch" -- A short history of the two former Old Colony branches and their conversion to rapid transit lines. 10 pages with photos.
Volume 10 Issue 4 1979
  • "Trolley Stop: Buttonwoods Branch" -- A look at this Rhode Island trolley line, which ran south of Providence to Warwick. 7 pages with photos, roster, timetable and map.
Volume 11 Issue 1 1980
  • "Trolley Stop: Connecticut Company Eastern Lines" -- A look at the New London Division. 7 pages with photos and map.
Volume 11 Issue 2 1980
  • "Trolley Stop: Connecticut Company's New London Division" -- Reviews eletrified trolley operations on the Norwich & Worcester railroad line between Taft Junction and Central Village. 10 pages with photos, maps and roster.
Volume 11 Issue 3 1980
  • "Trolley Stop: Here Comes the Band!" -- 21 October 1939 photos of the Connecticut Company transporting United States Military Academy cadets to the Army-Yale at the Yale Bowl. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 11 Issue 4 1980
  • "Trolley Stop: To Windsor in Winter" -- Winter operations on the Connecticut Company's Hartford - Windsor line in the late 1930s. 2 pages with photos and map.
Volume 12 Issue 1 1981
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley on the Presidentials" -- Recalls Charles S. Mellen's plan to build a trolley line to the top of New Hampshire's Mount Washington! 3 pages with drawing.
Volume 12 Issue 2 1981
  • "Trolley Stop: The Attleboro Branch Railroad" -- Discusses the conversion of the Attleboro - North Attleboro, MA, railroad line to a high-speed trolley line. 7 pages with photos and map.
Volume 12 Issue 3 1981
  • "Direct Current Trolley Freight on the New Haven" -- The story of the Manufacturer's Street Railway (New Haven, CT) and the Seaview Avenue Railroad (Bridgeport, CT). 11 pages with photos, map and roster.
  • "Trolley Stop: No Passengers" -- Discusses non-passenger operations on the Connecticut Company, including quarry rock, sprinkler service, pond ice, interchange carload freight, express motors and traveling billboards. 9 pages with photos and rosters.
Volume 12 Issue 4 1981
  • "Trolley Stop: Electric Locomotives of the Whitin Machine Works" -- Reviews the standard and two-foot gauge operations of the Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville, MA. 4 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 13 Issue 1 1982
  • "Trolley Stop: The United States Armory Railroad in Springfield" -- The story of this electrified freight line, which interchanged with the Springfield Street Railway and the New Haven's Highland Division. 4 pages with photos and map.
Volume 13 Issue 2 1982
  • "Trolley Stop: The Rockville Interurban" -- The story of the trolley lines between Hartford and Rockville, CT, which included electrification of New Haven rails between East Hartford and Rockville. 11 pages with photos, maps, track chart and timetables.
Volume 13 Issue 3 1982
  • "Trolley Stop: The Van DePoele Electric Locomotive and the Derby Horse Railway" -- The story of one of Connecticut's early electric trolley lines. 5 pages with photos.
Volume 13 Issue 4 1982
  • "Trolley Stop: Winter Sports in the Berkshires" -- Discusses snow-clearing operations on the Berkshire Street Railway. 4 pages with photos and rosters.
Volume 14 Issue 1 1983
  • "Trolley Stop: The Groton and Stonington Street Railway" -- The history of trolley service along the southeastern Connecticut coast. 6 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 14 Issue 2 1983
  • "Trolley Stop: Mike and Ike" -- The history of the Connecticut Company's two unusual Baldwin-Westinghouse steeple cab electric locomotives, #1053 and #1054, which worked in the Waterbury area. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 14 Issue 3 1983
  • "Trolley Stop: The Cord Wood Locomotive" -- The history of the Berkshire Street Railway's diminuitive electric locomotive #030. 1 page with photos.
Volume 14 Issue 4 1983
  • "Trolley Stop: New Haven's Trolley Viaduct" -- The history of the trolley viaduct near the New Haven, CT, railroad station. 2 pages with photos.
Volume 15 Issue 1 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: The Middletown - Berlin Electrification" -- Reviews the New Haven's experiment with steam railroad electrification on the lines between Cromwell, Middletown, Berlin and Meriden, CT. Also includes a map of the Vernon - Rockville electrification. 7 pages with photos, timetable and maps.
Volume 15 Issue 2 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: From A to Z in New Haven" -- A photo review of the various trolley routes which served New Haven, CT. 9 pages with photos, car assignment list and map.
Volume 15 Issue 3 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: The New Haven's Electric Problems" -- Reprint of a January 15, 1904, 'Railroad Gazette' editorial, detailing the current state and problems with the New Haven's various electrified lines, including trolley lines, the Nantasket, MA, branch, the Providence, Warren & Bristol, Norwich - Central Village, CT, Burnside - Vernon - Rockville - Melrose, CT, Middletown - Berlin - Meriden, CT, and New York - Stamford - New Canaan. 3 pages with photos and map.
Volume 15 Issue 4 1984
  • "Trolley Stop: Rhode Island Connections" -- The histories of the Sea View Railroad, Narragansett Pier Railroad and Newport and Wickford Railroad and Steamboat Company, and their relationships with the New Haven. 5 pages with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 1 1985
  • "Trolley Stop: Waterbury -- Part 1" -- Discusses the history of trolley service in Waterbury, CT. 8 pages with photos, maps and timetable.
Volume 16 Issue 2 1985
  • "Trolley Stop: Waterbury -- Part 2" -- Discusses the history of trolley service in Waterbury, CT, and the Derby route to New Haven. 6 pages with photos, maps and timetable.
Volume 16 Issue 3 1985
  • "Trolley Stop: Transportation Center" -- Discusses trolley service to the New London, CT, station. 1 page with photos.
Volume 16 Issue 4 1985
  • "Trolley Stop: The 3200s" -- The story of the Connecticut Company's 3200-series (nee-Berkshire Street Railway 300-series) lightweight double-truck Osgood Bradley cars, built in 1926. 3 pages with photos.
Volume 17 Issue 1 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: Providence Progresses" -- The story of trolley service over the years in downtown Providence, RI. 4 pages with photos and map.
Volume 17 Issue 2 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: The Woonsocket Division of the Rhode Island Company" -- The history of trolley service in and about Woonsocket, RI. 6 pages with map and photos.
Volume 17 Issue 3 1986
  • "Trolley Stop: Brown Cars to Bristol Ferry" -- The history of trolley service on Rhode Island's Aquidneck Island. 8 pages with photos, map and timetables.
Volume 18 Issue 1 1987
  • "Trolley Stop: The Fair Haven & Westville Railroad -- Part I" -- The story of this New Haven, CT, area trolley system. 8 pages with photos and map.
Volume 18 Issue 2 1987
  • "Trolley Stop: The Fair Haven & Westville Railroad -- Part II" -- The story of this New Haven, CT, area trolley system. 6 pages with photos and map.
Volume 18 Issue 3 1987
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Express and Freight Service in Southern New England -- Part I" -- The history of trolley freight and express handled in Connecticut. 8 pages with photo, timetable and map.
Volume 18 Issue 4 1987
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Express and Freight Service in Rhode Island" -- The history of trolley freight and express handled by the Rhode Island Company, United Electric Railways, and other Rhode Island trolley lines. 10 pages with photos, roster and map.
Volume 19 Issue 1 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Discusses the Bay State Street Railway Company, which served the area south of Boston, including Quincy, Hingham, Rockland, Brockton, Middleboro, New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, Newport and Providence. 4 pages with photos, map and roster.
Volume 19 Issue 2 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Includes service on the Boston Elevated Railway and the Boston & Worcester Street Railway. Included is a short discussion of the 1919 molasses disaster in Boston. 4 pages with photos, map, route list and roster.
Volume 19 Issue 3 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Eastern Massachusetts" -- Includes service on the Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway, the New Bedford & Onset Street Railway, and the Cape Cod Short Lines. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 19 Issue 4 1988
  • "Trolley Stop: Trolley Freight and Express in Southern New England -- Trolley Express and Freight in Western Massachusetts" -- The history of trolley freight and express in the Connecticut River valley and on the Berkshire Street Railway. 8 pages with maps and photos.
Volume 20 Issue 2 1989
  • "Trolley Stop: It Isn't Nob Hill, But..." -- The history of cable cars in the College Hill section of Providence, RI, and the East Side Tunnel under College Hill. 6 pages with photos.
Volume 20 Issue 2 1989
  • "North Of Northampton" -- The history of the New Haven's lines above Northampton to Williamsburgh, Shelburne Falls and Turners Falls, as well as some of the local trolley lines. 14 pages with photos and maps.
Volume 20 Issue 4 1989
  • "Trolley Stop: Norwalk Division, Connecticut Company" -- The history of trolley operation around Norwalk, CT. 8 pages with photos and map.
Volume 21 Issue 4 1990
  • "Transit Stop: An Alternate Plan" -- The story of the proposed elevated railway/subway transit loop to connect South and North stations, and the short-lived Atlantic Avenue elevated line. 6 pages with photos and map.
Volume 24 Issue 4 1993
  • "Trolley Stop: James Street Car Barn" -- The story of the Connecticut Company's largest car barn in New Haven. 4 pages with photos.
Volume 25 Issue 2 1994
  • "Trolley Stop: Connecticut Company Wireless Service" -- the story of the motorization of freight service in East Hartford and Glastonbury as a result of the Hurricane of 1938. 4 pages with photos, including rear cover color photo.
Volume 25 Issue 3 1994
  • "Trolley Stop: Legally All Wrong But Mechanically All Right" -- the story of an illegal joy ride by two teenagers on Connecticut Company freight motor 2023 through the streets of East Hartford. 2 pages with photos.

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