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Note: the table and notes below are copied from a single sheet in the collection of Steve Mumley which was produced by the Rutland Railway (hence the reference to the Rutland Railroad being a predecessor company).  My sincere thanks to Steve for making it available.   -Jim Dufour     


The following statement shows facts concerning the incorporation and succession of corporations, which were directly or indirectly predecessors of the Rutland Railroad Company, predecessor of the carrier.

Ref. No.

Name of Company

Date Incorporated

Date and manner of succession

1. Rutland and Burlington
Railroad Company.
Nov. 6, 1847 Sold to the carrier
Nov. 23, 1867.
2. Champlain and Connecticut
River Railroad Company.
Nov. 1. 1843 Name changed to 1,
Nov. 6., 1847.
3. Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain
Railway Company.
Dec. 1, 1898 Merged with the carrier,
Feb. 1, 1899.
4. Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain
Railraod Company.
June 10, 1864 Reorganized into 3
Dec. 1, 1898.
5. The Northern Railroad Company. May 14, 1845 Conveyed to 4,
Aug. 1, 1865.
6. Rutland-Canadian Railroad Company. Nov. 4, 1898 Merged with the carrier,
Jan. 21, 1901.
7. Bennington and Rutland Railway Company. Aug. 9, 1877 Merged with the carrier,
Sept. 6, 1901.
8. New York, Boston and Montreal Railroad Company. Jan. 21, 1873 Portion of property conveyed  to 7, Aug. 9, 1877. Remainder conveyed to 11 as shown below.
9. Chatham and Lebanon Valley Railroad Company. Sept, 23, 1899 Merged with the carrier,
Dec. 24, 1901
10. Lebanon Springs Railroad  June 9, 1893 Property in New York con- veyed to 9, Sept. 23,
1899. Property in
Vermont conveyed to the carrier as shown below.
11. New York., Rutland and Montreal Railroad Company Dec. 31, 1883 Conveyed to 10, June 9, 1893.
8. New York, Boston and Montreal Railroad Company. Jan. 21, 1873 Remainder of property not acquired by 7, conveyed to 11, Oct. 23, 1885.
12. The Harlem Extension Railroad Company (2). Dec. 18 1872 Conveyed to 8, Jan. 20, 1873.
13. Harlem Extension Railroad Company (1). (Jan. 1, 1870 *)
(Apr. 23, 1870 #)
Consolidated with 18 to form 12, Dec. 18, 1872.
14. Bennington and Rutland Railroad Company. Aug. 1, 1865 Consolidated with 16 to form 13, Apr. 13, 1870.
15. Western Vermont Railroad Company. Nov. 5, 1845 Sold to 14, Aug. 1. 1865.
16. Lebanon Springs Railroad Company. Mar. 25, 1852 Consolidated with 14, Apr. 13, 1870 to form 13.
17. Vermont and New York Railroad Company. Nov. 2, 1865 Conveyed to 16 in 1867.
18. Pine Plains and Albany Railroad Company. -------------- Consolidated with 13 to form 12, Dec. 18, 1872.
10. Lebanon Springs Railroad June 9, 1893 Remainder of property not acquired by 9, conveyed
to the carrier, Sept. 18, 1901.

* In Vermont
# In New York


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