Reel 128 Merger Scrapbooks

Merger VII June 1908, VIII May 1908 - January 1909, IX February 1909 - December 1909, X December 1909 - July 1911

The four Merger scrapbooks found on reel 128, cover the 1908-1910 period and focus on the legal controversy surrounding efforts to consolidate rail transportation in New England. Reports of legislative activity, discussion of charter repeal, and a proposal to create the Boston Railroad Holding Company as a solution to the merger problem, are among the clippings found here. There are also newspaper accounts on the New Haven's financial condition, its acquisition of smaller lines, some discussion on extending electrification, and plans for improvements for Boston Harbor.