In August, my wife and another couple are planning a cross-country trip on AMTRAK. I have done this two other times albeit almost 20 years ago. We are taking the Capitol Limited to Chicago and transferring to the Southwest Chief. We then are transferring to the Coast Starlight to Emeryville where we are scheduled to get off. We will be staying at a hotel near the Oakland Airport. Four days later, we are departing on the California Zephyr which originates in Emeryville. Would AMTRAK have a problem if we detrained in Oakland (Jack London Square) station even though we are ticketed one stop further to Emeryville? I realize now that getting off at Oakland would get us to our hotel earlier and save on the taxi fare. If so, I guess we should have checked baggage tagged for Oakland and not Emeryville. Since we're starting in Cumberland, MD which has no checked baggage, we'll have to stow our bags downstairs in our Superliner Sleeper and check them with AMTRAK when we get to Chicago.