Hi everyone, Growing up in Montana has always given me a closeness to history. I went to work for the railroad that snakes along the Yellowstone River. Passing by Yates siding, inspecting the bridge over Glendive Creek, driving through the town of Marsh, working in the town of Terry, passing the mouth of the Powder River, getting a hotel in Miles City, heading west past Fort Keogh, eating in Rosebud, meeting co-workers in Forsyth, and dropping out of the hills crossing the Big Horn and going into Custer; this has been my joy of working for the railroad. I was educated with a Doctorate of Teletype Therapeutics, which is the electrical, mechanical, transference of human intelligence. For those of you who have never heard of this, I was a teletype repairman. Passing time put my career in to the museums and now we have the internet. But it set me up to deal with many things at a time, and eventually to this day I still move information, voice, data, and video. The mechanical processes of the teletype had to be correct or it wouldn't work properly, that is the mechanical truth. The machine did not know whether the words on the paper were true or not, it just passed on the information.
I look forward to participating in this forum with all that share the need for knowledge.
Welcome aboard Gerry. It is great to have someone who, like the great Custer battlefield scholar Walter M. Camp, has spent his career working for the railroad...... To have such an opportunity to work and live along such a trail of history is a rare treat few of us could ever imagine. Reading your introduction, I could hear Willie Nelson singing "City of New Orleans" in the background of my mind.