Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 02:04 PM
Rail Miles Travelled: 112,496
Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:05 PM
Entire length, end to end- Lake Shore Limited (Boston stub) (11/09), Downeaster (11/09) & Coast Starlight (10/11)
Partial- California Zephyr (SLC-EMY), Hiawatha, Cascades (SEA-PDX) & Acela (BOS-PVD)
Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:07 PM
Amtrak Routes Travelled: Capitol Limited (x12s), Northeast Regional (x10), Pennsylvanian (x10), Empire Builder (x6), Cascades (x4), Empire Service (2), Acela Express (3), New Haven Shuttle (2), Vermonter (1), Lake Shore Limited (x3), Lincoln Service (3), Coast Starlight (x2), California Zephyr(1), Capitol Corridor(1), Southwest Chief (1), Missouri River Runner (1), Downeaster (2), Crescent (2)
Amtrak Rail Miles: 34,568
Posted 26 March 2009 - 03:55 PM
As far as I know the hypodermic needles require a prescription and should not be unsealed until used. I used to give my wife allergy shots!
My experience is that Amtrak is always willing to help those with Rx meds. Sometimes airlines will give hassles-- had a friends who was diabetic, TSA gave her hell for trying to bring sealed hypodermics on a plane to Australia!
Did she have proof that they were prescribed like a label or receipt from the pharmacy or even a doctors statement on letterhead or prescription form? If she didn't I can understand the action or concerns of the airlines, but if she did and it was shown when questioned, then giving her a hassle was ridiculous and inexcusable unless the documentation itself was questionable!
"So much track and so little time" or is it "So much time and so little money"
33,970 Total Rail Miles Traveled To Date
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:19 PM
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:28 PM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:32 PM
Bring it with you
If you anticipate requiring medication en route, please carry it with you aboard your train.
Do not pack your medication in checked baggage, or leave it packed in your car on the Auto Train, as you will not have access to your checked bags or vehicle during your journey.
With advanced notice, we can supply ice for your cooler to keep medication cool.
Amtrak has that on there site HERE
Routes Traveled: Acela Express, Adirondack, Amtrak Cascades, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Carolinian, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Downeaster, Empire Builder, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Hiawatha, Keystone Corridor, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Maple Leaf, Missouri River Runner, Pacific Surfliner, Pennsylvanian, Silver Meteor, Southwest Chief, Springfield Shuttles, Texas Eagle, Vermonter.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:43 PM
Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:05 PM
We are really looking forward to the trip.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:41 AM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:50 AM
From the TSA:
In Missouri you do NOT need a prescription for hypodermics with needles - I had a 'script but the Pharmacist was not interested - if he took the 'script he would have to do paperwork - like a label etc. If he just sold them he didn't have to do the paperwork. Since he said it was legal, I trusted him. TSA is another kettle of fish!
Notify the Security Officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. The following diabetes-related supplies and equipment are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been screened:
- Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products (vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, biojectors, epipens, infusers, and preloaded syringes;
- Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin or other injectable medication;
- lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, alcohol swabs, meter-testing solutions;
- Insulin pump and insulin pump supplies (cleaning agents, batteries, plastic tubing, infusion kit, catheter, and needle); Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin.
- Glucagon emergency kit;
- Urine ketone test strips;
- Unlimited number of used syringes when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.
- Sharps disposal containers or similar hard-surface disposal container for storing used syringes and test strips.
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