I'm interested in taking my Bike Friday Pocket Llama on a train trip from San Diego to Portland, OR. I would take the Pacific Surfliner to LA and transfer to the Coast Starlight. I've found a lot of conflicting information, but the most recent thread I've found seems very promising: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...st-Coast-lines
To get specific, has anyone taken their Bike Friday or other similar 20" wheeled folder, on the Coast Starlight as a carry-on?
Did you bag it or carry it on without a bag?
Also, I'm not familar with the luggage sections of the amtrak trains and how they are accessed, do you need to lock up the bike in the luggage section?