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Shanson

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Regarding the inability to check bags on the Lake Shore Limited beyond Albany (for Boston passengers), should I consider checking to Albany and retrieving those bags there for that final leg? Is there time to get them and return to the room? We hate having bags (other than our overnight backpacks) in the room.
 

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Regarding the inability to check bags on the Lake Shore Limited beyond Albany (for Boston passengers), should I consider checking to Albany and retrieving those bags there for that final leg? Is there time to get them and return to the room? We hate having bags (other than our overnight backpacks) in the room.
How many bags do you have? Roomettes have a cubby over the hallway and in the new Viewliner (4812 as I recall) an airline carryon size bag fits nicely under the step where the toilet used to be.
 

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How many bags do you have? Roomettes have a cubby over the hallway and in the new Viewliner (4812 as I recall) an airline carryon size bag fits nicely under the step where the toilet used to be.
We are in a bedroom. We have two bags which meet airline overhead dimensions (meaning they aren't real big) and two backpacks which are smaller "personal item" size.

Really would prefer the two larger bags be transfered in CHI rather than move them ourselves from the Eagle to the LSL when we reach Chicago.
 
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We are in a bedroom. We have two bags which meet airline overhead dimensions (meaning they aren't real big) and two backpacks which are smaller "personal item" size.

Really would prefer the two larger bags be transfered in CHI rather than move them ourselves from the Eagle to the LSL when we reach Chicago.
There's always the option of getting a redcap to help you with the bags in Chicago.
 

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There's always the option of getting a redcap to help you with the bags in Chicago.
Or trying to get a redcap to help. Even though I had an assistance request, last time I went to NYP they were all on their way out with other passengers' bags by the time I got off the train. Fortunately, I was able to flag one down who agreed to piggy-back me with another party, but only as far as wasn't out of his way.

Boarding at WAS, I was escorted to the elevator by some guy in a shirt & tie with a radio, and then left to struggle on my own.
 
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Regarding the inability to check bags on the Lake Shore Limited beyond Albany (for Boston passengers), should I consider checking to Albany and retrieving thosvae bags there for that final leg? Is there time to get them and return to the room? We hate having bags (other than our overnight backpacks) in the room.
Welcome to the Boston section of the Lake Shore.

On my most recent Boston sleeping car trips (after the Boston baggage car was removed), the Boston sleeping car attendant would stack excess passenger luggage in a vacant roomette or if none was available, then in the shower entry. Or they would take excess luggage to the cafe/business car and store the luggage in the space behind the business car seating. These methods seemed to work reasonably well unless someone needed access to their luggage when it was at the bottom of the pile or if someone wanted to take a shower.

Now that the business class/cafe has been replaced (if I understand correctly) I assume the practice of storing luggage in the cafe car is no longer an option.

An update from someone who has recently travelled in the Boston sleeper would be appreciated.
 

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