On a windy, rain-soaked Monday afternoon, Ashland Railway Engine 31 pulls out of the Mansfield yard for a long trip to the huge CSX yards in Willard.
The two-man crew is engineer Cliff Fogle and conductor Mickey Graff. Behind them are a second engine and 16 loaded cars.
The train makes its way north through swamp, scrub woods and litter until it reaches Springmill, where it turns north for Shelby. Continued