[cdt-l] Prohibited items on Amtrak
chgeth at yahoo.de
Tue May 29 17:13:30 CDT 2007
Reading Nocona's trailjournal I have just got an
unpleasant surprise. As she writes in her journal and
according to what I could confirm on Amtrak's website
there are prohibited items for carry-on and checked
luggage on Amtrak. This includes ice axes and
flammables (I guess this includes gas cannisters).
Coming from Germany where there are no such
regulations I didn't even think of that these items
are prohibited. Here I often take the train instead of
flying because there are no such restrictions on
My question now is: Is this just some regulation or
are there really luggage checks at the train station?
If there are really checks I am in trouble. I just
arrive shortly before from Europe, have to pick up
ice axe and cannister from REI and hop on the train to
East Glacier. I just don't have the time to send these
items ahead per mail.
Any ideas or suggestions? What are you doing? Not
Greetings from Germany where the trains still roam
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