« on: September 25, 2010, 06:30:04 pm »
I used Amtrak to go from Boston to DC, and Pittsburgh back to Boston for my C&O/GAP ride in June 2010. I bought their box in Boston $15 plus $5. handling, and they gave me a previously used box in Pittsburgh. Boxing the bike was easy. Just take off the peddles and turn the handlebar. I would have preferred to board elsewhere down the line, but other stations did not accept baggage.
If Amtrak goes where I want to start or finish my tours, I'd use it again.
And, as a bonus, once back in Boston, I unboxed my bike, wheeled it onto an outbound commuter train, and then biked home from a suburban train station.