The end of the line for American long-distance trains?
Amtrak’s California Zephyr train line runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco (pictured here on March 25, 2017). The 2,438-mile journey takes around 52 hours.
The railroads that once helped build the United States today still carry thousands of people across the country on journeys of business, discovery and pleasure.
But their role in opening up the vast open spaces between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans could soon be drawing to a close.
In March, President Donald Trump proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train routes.
The above gallery takes a look at one of the services under threat as it hauls its passengers on a typical journey through wide screen American landscapes.
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