Taking auto train from VA to FL

Taking auto train from VA to FL

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    Taking auto train from VA to FL

    I heard about the auto train fro VA to FL. I would like to ride my motorcycle from NY to VA.
    Then take the auto train with my motorcycle. Can I lock my gun in my saddlebags on the train?
    I have a NY unrestricted permit and a UT and a FL non residence permit. Does anyone have experience doing this?


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    Best bet is to call since auto train is a bit different from amtrack. Here's a link with another person asking the same. Firearms Forum Forum Read Thread transporting out of state - From: Barry Oehl

    Doesn't sound like it's going to work out for you.
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    Just an FYI...the auto train from Lorton, VA to Sanford, FL is a LONG ride. 17.5 hours. Would be faster to just ride. I can drive from Washington DC to Tampa in 13 hours.

    If you add in the cost of the motorcycle and for instance get a "roomette" it will run you roughly $430 for 1 way!!! If you stick with just a coach seat it will still run you roughly $250 for 1 way.

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    Ride the rest of the way to Fla. It is an interesting trip. I have done it many of times. If you have the time get off of 95 and see some of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    And there in lies the rub. Seems that the auto train part of amtrak doesn't have a checked baggage system. The link I posted above is by someone who went this route and was told no firearms on the auto train. The regular amtrak trains do have the checked baggage available.
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