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Postcard from America #11 New York


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Postcard from America #10 Chicago and wild garlic!


Chicago and Wild Garlic!   As the train pulls out on its long journey to New York for our final few days in the US, I begin to realise how little I know and how little we’ve seen of this magnificent city. Let’s start with its name based on the Native American word for wild … Continue reading

In praise of America!


  We are now half way through our Trans USA Rail journey and I write this sitting on the Amtrak California Zephyr with another 6 hours before Denver. Time to reflect, but not so much on the vacation rather more on the country and the people, sans-politics! Twenty years ago one of us, Dr B, … Continue reading

Camera across America #2 The Hoover Dam


The Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Originally called Boulder Dam it was eventually named after President … Continue reading

Scribbles from America


Trans USA Rail Tour On Wednesday 19th April we begin our grand adventure of 2017, flying to San Francisco to begin a 21 days Rail tour of the USA travelling from West to East and ending in New York before flying home. Along the way we take in the major cities of Las Vegas, Denver, … Continue reading

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