Screws and Cheap Tricks in Rockford Illinois

Rockford, Illinois, was once the world’s largest manufacturer of screws, but following the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of 1994, most of its manufacturing sector bolted out of town Continue reading “Screws and Cheap Tricks in Rockford Illinois”

Colorado Contrails and Cowboys

Steady progress with gentle rocking around gradual bends along scenic river valleys. Room to stretch legs, move about and socialise with fellow passengers. There is much to recommend about long-distance train travel.

On the first leg of my American rail journey, along the superlative Washington coast, I had the good fortune to sit next to Continue reading “Colorado Contrails and Cowboys”