[cdt-l] Prohibited items on Amtrak
mojombo69 at hotmail.com
Wed May 30 15:33:52 CDT 2007
What I am planning on doing is boxing my backpack. Since I will be
flying into Portland it is much safer to have the bag in a box. And I am
planning on bringing that box onto the train without checking it in. I have
never had my stuff looked into when I carried it on the train so I am
ASSUMING that this will not be a problem.
I must admit that I have never checked anything in so I have no idea how
they are about that. BUT, do we really need the ice axes anyway?
See ya soon, michael
>From: chris G <chgeth at yahoo.de>
>Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: [cdt-l] Prohibited items on Amtrak
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 00:13:30 +0200 (CEST)
>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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