Reel 129 Merger Scrapbooks

Merger XI July 1911 - July 1912, XII July - December 1912, XIII December 1912 - February 1913

The three Merger scrapbooks on reel 129 record the history of the New Haven Railroad for the 1911 - 1913 period. Among the topics covered are: the administration and possible retirement of C. S. Mellen, president of the New Haven, and transportation measures pending before the Massachusetts legislature, such as a western trolley bill, a bill to increase foreign commerce by having the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada route some of its business through Boston, and a bill for the electrification of Boston's transportation services. Other topics include the on-going debate over rail service, scheduling, and safety, as well as further discussion of the possible prosecution of the New Haven under the Sherman Anti-Trust law.