I'm looking into traveling by Amtrak to my start point for an upcoming tour and I notice I have to switch trains in Chicago which results in a layover of over 5 hours. I have two questions:
1) Does my checked bicycle box get automatically transferred to the new train or do I have to do it?
2) If I have to do it, is there a place to safely leave it unattended for the majority of the layover? I would like to leave the station and experience some of Chicago without worrying about my bike.