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This is a discussion on ccw and train travel within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It would be easy to "hijack" a train and drive it into an apartment building. Guess you never have been to New York City. Years ...

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    It would be easy to "hijack" a train and drive it into an apartment building.
    Guess you never have been to New York City. Years back there was a nut who would hop into idling subway trains and take off. He did the same thing with a few buses. Funny thing is that the passengers didn't know the difference. Some even said the service was better.
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    Planning a train trip in the spring.....wonderful finding old threads with so much helpful info. I guess the only protection coming along will be in the form of Trojan brand.
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    Train travel used to be the more "civilized" way to see the country... Now it sucks as much as flying.
    We have resigned ourselves to driving when we travel for pleasure... It's the only mode that has retained some level of dignity.
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    Re: ccw and train travel

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    However, be forewarned: Amtrak requires the firearm to be checked, and requires pre-notification. Also requires "checked luggage service" at departure and destination.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Re: ccw and train travel

    And YES, if you follow the regs, you can travel with a gun, in checked baggage, on Amtrak.
    Rats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    IIRC carry is prohibited on AMTRAK trains. And for those that are not aware, AMTRAK has their own police force, and they do work plain clothes. I don't remember all of the particulars, but AMTRAK is federally owned and operated and aside from the possible federal entanglements (are the right of ways federal land?) a lot of states have some little known and sometimes amusing laws relating to railroads and their agents.
    I, too, have looked into this issue and I am very bummed out that the powers that be have decreed that we cannot carry on AMTRAK. Also, upon seeing the comment about having a gps to determine where you are (so as to comply with varying state laws), it just seems like the bureaucrats have found the perfect foil for CCW advocates.

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    I have done it and it is a pain. You do have to put it in checked baggage which is no different than on an airplane. However, they print a ticket for the gun and the ammo (no charge). You do need to be careful regarding states like NY which are totally communist with regard to guns. I made it Ok but I don't know if I would want to go on a long trip with it. I just don't have the comfort level that I would flying and there I don't trust the baggage handlers.

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