by Paul Miller
With all the recent talk and news of restoring the Lackawanna Cutoff service back to Andover, I was reminded of some paperwork I came across while reboxing the Warwick Archives last year. There was documentation regarding an L.H.R. connection with the D.L.W.'s Cutoff in Huntsville. I believe it was from sometime in the 1960's-probably a result of the mergers going down and the fading out of the Port Morris facilities on the Sussex Branch. Considering the Cutoff is significantly elevated above the L.H.R. at Huntsville, a pretty lengthy ramp/spur would be required to merge the lines. Needless to say it never came to fruition, but would have been interesting to see how they would have handled the grade difference and how things would have played out. If I recall, the Warren R.R. merged with the Bel Del at Manunka Chunk with a pretty large difference in altitudes. Having never rode on the Cutoff, I'm hoping things go through. I've seen it from a motorcylce's view from Port Morris to Slatesford, PA. it's truly amazing.