New Britain Freight Timetables


The New Haven Railroad typically published freight timetables twice yearly, in the spring (April) and autumn (September). Like passenger service, two types of schedules were published, employee schedules, and public schedules.

Arranged Freight Train Service

These booklets consisted of 100+ loose-leaf pages in a bound book about 4.25" x 9.25".
 
These are employee documents and included classification instructions, arrival and departure times for each town, including local freights, blocking, and other information needed for freight agents and conductors in freight service.
 
 
 
 
 

Freight Train & Package Car Schedules

These pamphlets, typically about 75 pages, are provided to shippers and receivers of freight to advertise LCL and freight service. In addition to local and through freight listings and departure times, they provided delivery dates for many offline routes. Shippers and/or receivers selected the route when requesting service.
For example, freight leaving New Britain on an extra (local) at 1:05 pm Monday arrives in Chicago, IL at 6:00 am on Thursday via B&A-NYC.
 
Freight leaving the on the same train from New Britain, but shipped via CV-CN would arrive by 1:00 pm on Friday instead. These times weren't guaranteed, and were used as examples to show how many days shipments would usually take.
 
 

Layout at a Glance

Trains are listed alphabetically and compiled from official New Haven Railroad publications: Engine Assignment; Freight Train & Package Car Schedules; and Arranged Freight Train Service.  


ANE-1 - Hartford to E. Bridgeport

Service to Philadelphia and points west of Harrisburg via PRR. 

Classification leaving New Britain

1. Bridgeport; Speed Witch
2. Bridgeport; Phila Tfr
3. Bridgeport; West of Harrisburg
4. Bridgeport; Oak Point
Closing Time: New Britain for receipt LCL at Freight House 4:45 pm

AO-3 - Hartford to Maybrook

Provides advertised service from Hartford and Waterbury for LCL and Forwarder Traffic for Chicago (and via) or St. Louis (and via), routed NH-ERIE to destination or NH-ERIE connection at Marion, OH, or beyond LCL and Forwarder Traffic routed L&H-DL&W (and beyond) Buffalo and beyond.
Classification leaving Hartford
1. Waterbury
2. Stearns*
3. Maybrook Loads
4. Maybrook Empties
Connects at Maybrook to:
  • L&H 35 for Chicago
  • ERIE 99 for Chicago

AO-5 - Hartford to Maybrook

Service to Maybrook and points west via ERIE, L&NE, L&H, and O&W; connecting service to B&O and DL&W.
Service to State Line and points west via BA&RR.*
 
Classification leaving Hartford
1. Waterbury
2. Stearns*
3. Maybrook Loads
4. Maybrook Empties
*Noted only in 4/28/1946 Arranged Freight Service.


AY-2 - Hartford to Holyoke

Service from Springfield connections to New Britain, Westfield and Holyoke.
 
Classification leaving Hartford
 


EA-2 - Bridgeport to Hartford

Provides service from Harlem River connections to Hartford. 
 
Classification leaving Waterbury
1. New Britain
2. Hartford


HDX-5 - New Hartford Local

Provides local service to New Britain, Plainville, Farmington, Unionville, Collinsville, New Hartford and return.
 
Classification leaving Hartford
1. New Britain
2. Plainville
3. Farmington
4. Unionville
5. Collinsville
6. New Hartford


NX-25 - New Hartford Local

Provides local service to New Britain, Plainville, Farmington, Unionville, Collinsville, New Hartford and return.
 
Classification leaving Hartford
1. New Britain
2. Plainville
3. Farmington
4. Unionville
5. Collinsville
6. New Hartford


NY-2 - Cedar Hill to Holyoke

Provides advertised service from all points to Meriden, New Britain, Westfield and Holyoke. Should not be annulled without permission.
 
Classification leaving Cedar Hill
  1. Meriden, Meriden perishable (Tue-Sat only)
  2. New Britain, New Britain merchandise and perishable
  3. Westfield, connecting to B&A, HDX-15,16, YN-3.
  4. Holyoke
Connects from:
  • NE-2, HN-2, GN-2, FGB-2, GB-8, N-1, GB-4, HN-4, NE-1, OB-2, OB-6, ON-6, SN-1, SN-3, SN-5 (OB-4 Meriden perishable).


NY-4 - Cedar Hill to Holyoke

Provides advertised service from Cedar Hill to various stations enroute. Should not be annulled without permission.
 
Classifcation leaving Cedar Hill
  1. Meriden
  2. New Britain, Berlin, connecting to YN-3
  3. Plainville, connecting to HDX-5/NX-25
  4. Westfield, Avon to Southwick incl., connecting to B&A, HDX-15,16, YN-3
  5. Holyoke
Connects from:
  • NE-2, HN-2, GN-2, FGB-2, GB-8, N-1, GB-4, HN-4, OB-2, OB-4, OB-6, ON-6, SN-1, SN-3, SN-5, HB-2, HN-6.


OA-2 - Maybrook to Hartford

Provides advertised service from Maybrook to Waterbury, Hartford and Springfield. Should not be annulled without permission.
 
Classification leaving Maybrook
  1. Waterbury, connecting to HDX 1,2,3
  2. New Britain
  3. Hartford, connecting to AB-2, HDX-5,6,7,8,9
  4. Hartford, Springfield, connecting to 1/NS-2
Over dimension cars destined for Framingham to be moved on head end of Hartford clock for connection to AB-2.
 
Connects in Maybrook from:
  • L&H 30 from Port Morris (DL&W A/BH-4, BH-4)
  • ERIE NE-74 from Chicago
  • L&H AO-4 from Allentown
  • LNE Cement from Pen Argyle Shop
  • O&W NE-6 from Cayuga Jct. (DL&W A/BH-8), Coxton (LV SJ-2)
  • Erie NE-98 from Chicago
  • L&H 32 from Port Morris (DL&W NE-4)
  • NYC RV-2 at Campbell Hall


YN-1 - Holyoke to Cedar Hill

Provides advertised service from Holyoke, Westfield and New Britain to all points except freight routed via B&M. Should not be annulled without permission except for holidays.
 
Classification leaving New Britain
  1. Cedar Hill, Speed Witch, connecting to NE-1
  2. Cedar Hill, Phila. Tfr., connecting to NE-1
  3. Cedar Hill, Enola, connecting to NE-1
  4. Cedar Hill, N. London & CV, connecting to NM-4
  5. Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill, connecting to ANH-3, BO-1, BG-3, M-7, NM-4, NH-1.
Closing Time at New Britain for receipt LCL at Freight House 5.00pm
 
Connects from:
  • Westfield, HDX-15,16


YN-3 - Holyoke to Cedar Hill

Provides advertised service from local stations enroute to all points south and from connections at Northampton and Westfield to local points en route. Should not be annulled without permission except holidays.
 
Classification leaving Holyoke
  1. Cedar Hill, connecting to NH-3, NE-1, BG-3, M-7, NM-4, NH-1, NO-21.
Does station switching Southwick to Avon, inclusive.
Does switching at Cremo Brewery and Berlin.
 
Connects from:
  • Westfield HDX 15, 16, NY-2.