When taking a LD train I prefer to have access to my suitcase, but when the coach is full, one can't really pull it out to open and get something, so now I'm thinking it's better for me to check my luggage. Is there a way to determine before heading for the station how full the coach class will be? I'm suspecting not, but thought I would ask anyway. And on that same note, I can't remember how many suitcases and what size would fit in a sleeper, even though I took one last year. I'm getting old and forgetful.