A good friend of mine, David Rutan, has just released a new book. Dave is a contributing historian to my book and wrote the Andover chapter synopsis as well as supplying photos and tons of information. The title of his book is Sussex Branch Tales
and is available here: http://books.cafepress.com/item/sussex- ... /281959517
. Dave also maintains a Sussex Branch website: http://dlw-sussexbranch.com
. He has some photos of L.&H.R. related material on this site. The book consists of 6 short stories written by Mr. Rutan. Its release date today coincides with the last day of passenger service on the Sussex Branch-July 10, 1966. As most of you are aware, the Sussex Branch intersected the L.&H.R. at Andover.I have not had the pleasure yet of reading the book, but I do have a copy ordered.
Dave and I have also had multiple conversations regarding a book similar to mine on the Sussex Branch, as we both tend to be "structural fans" of the railroads, and I'm sure he'll be contributing to the second LHR book New Milford to Maybrook.
For those who are interested in viewing my book but not purchasing, I have forwarded a copy to the Warwick Historical Society in Warwick, N.Y. I am also eventually planning on releasing copies to local libraries in towns that were traversed by the L.&H.R.