rainyHas anyone ever traveled by train with a tower? Or planning to for GXL? I need to figure out the logistics of that.
My friend did that last time. Boston to Philly. He had no problems. He took his PC and monitor on as his carry on tho. He took extra early/late trains to and from so they wouldn't be full, which if they are they might not let you bring the PC on with you for space reasons. You never want to CHECK your tower or monitor tho. Keep them with you.
And as for flying with your PC... I'm pretty sure you aren't allowed to bring that as carry on. Trickster flew with his PC to the Atlanta lanfest once, he packed it in a big suitcase and packed his clothes INSIDE the case, and packed pillows around the outside. He checked it, and it was fine, but I wouldn't risk it..
At GXL a few years ago my friend flew out from Arizona. He took apart his PC and packed the components in their original boxes and took them as his carry on. We rebuilt his PC in an extra case I had when he got here.
By train you should be fine, flying is risky.