The Little Railroad that Could
This "little railroad that could" has survived bankruptcy, derailments, and many changes of ownership. Big Jim Ashley, a man who loved recognition, would be gratified to know that after 135 years his railroad still contributes to the economy of Southeast Michigan and Ohio. By the way, if you'd like to meet him, he's portrayed by actor David Costabile in the movie Lincoln as the congressman who introduces the Thirteenth Amendment for its suspenseful vote before the House
FAQs about the Annie:
Why does grass grow between the tracks every spring? Grain leaked from freight cars sprouts when it rains.
Why are the logos of different railroads on the freight cars of the train? Railroad companies rent cars to each other.
Why do the Annie's trains travel at night? Rail companies rent freight cars by the day. Picking up a load at midnight allows time to deliver within twenty-four hours.