Way around baggage handling restrictions on Amtrak?
All, I'm trying to work out the logistics of a tour from Marfa/Alpine back home to Austin. Ideally, I'd throw the LHT on Amtrak, ride to Marfa or Alpine, disembark and then point her east.
However, all my email requests to Amtrak say there must be baggage handling at both ends. Austin does, but neither of my two proposed starting points do.
Has anyone done this sans handlers and despite Amtrak's regs?