Since the "Trump train" glided into the White House, major changes to public transportation haven't exactly dominated the news -- which makes sense when you've got issues like health care and national security to contend with. It's still a bummer, though, because there's a chance that traveling through some truly great parts of America is about to become a whole lot harder.
According to reports, the president's new budget will completely eliminate funding to Amtrak's long-distance train rides, leaving Americans to choose between expensive flights and tedious bus routes that can add literal days to travel time. As of 2016, long-distance routes accounted for 4.6 million of Amtrak's ridership, and offer the only service to 23 of the 46 states served.
Only time will tell if these beloved train routes get the ax, but until then, here are the most beautiful and iconic journeys to experience before it's too late.