Amtrak Packing List

Amtrak Packing List

Re: travel by locomotive

  • Wet wipes (most people are not bothered by grime the way that I am, so … )
  • Prepared food and/or snacks (what I prepped & packed: carrots, celery, cucumber, apples, hummus X2, salami, cheese, loaf of bread [the cafe has complimentary condiments and plastic utensils], small bag of Hot Cheetos, Asian trail mix, brownies, and mini pies)
  • Paper towels
  • Water (there are waterspouts throughout the train, and the cafe provides ice)
  • Beverages of the 21+ order (we refrained due to our preference for other substances, but BYOB is allowed)
  • Magnet hooks (the power strip is metal, and so there is a small bar that runs along the wall of the train that a magnet would stick to)
  • Entertainment (offline, AFK stuff to do)
  • Chargers (if you want to use your computer and/or phone)
  • Sweats (pants/shirt)
  • Slippers (if you hate wearing your shoes when you sleep)
  • Basic toiletries
  • Plastic bags (for trash so that you don’t have to get up every time you blow your nose)
  • Change of clothes (at least a fresh shirt, socks and underwear for each day)
  • Tissues
  • Money
  • Camera
  • Sleep mask
  • And then anything else that you pack (contact solution, etc.)