Just east of Mansfield Station, the
brakeman Crash Jr. noticed heavy smoke starting to pour out of the gondola. Before we knew
it, there was a raging railroad inferno.
The Dispatcher shut the line down while we waited for
the Mansfield Fire Department.
While waiting for the Fire Department to show up we
posed for photos of in front of this dramatic scene!
It took them about 25 minutes to put out the fire. Just
another exciting kind of railroad day.