Author Archives: Terry Welshans

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.

More Train Stories

My career on the railroad started 20 years after the last SP/ATSF/UP steam-powered train left town. I watched the workforce dry up from more than 200,000 employees down to 20,000 nation wide. I watched double track get torn up and … Continue reading

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American Railroading

As steam came to a close in America there were still a few wooden cars running in backwater railroads. All wood passenger car ‘Royal Blue’ B&O RR, 1890 (Wikipedia)

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We knew today was coming…

My sister was diagnosed with lung cancer about six months ago. She went to her doctor with a concern about her shortness of breath and a chronic cough. The doctor had her admitted to the local hospital for diagnosis, which … Continue reading

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Lets talk about social media

Social media is a handy way to communicate with family and friends, and a way to share precious moments with others. The applications that provide these services are many, and I will not attempt to list them all. They all … Continue reading

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Just a few observations:

In a recent article, I think Bill Palmer is reading it wrong. A battle hardened Admiral or General, Army or Marine, can not be intimidated or embarrassed by this guy. Could Nimitz, Puller, Patton, Bradley or Montgomery or any of … Continue reading

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Nothing Personal. Just Business

I have owned and operated a few businesses over the last 60 years, and I have studied business law, drawn contracts and agreements, but do not have an advanced degree. I have taught as an adjunct professor at a college … Continue reading

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Hacking the Vote: Part II

I recently wrote about how voting machines could be hacked. There is a second way the vote can be hacked with no one finding out, if cleverly done. Today, the web site Mother Jones published an article that someone is … Continue reading

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