I am looking at booking a train for our family of 4 from Penn Station to Philadelphia on 14 September this year. As we are international visitors, we will have 4 large bags. On the Amtrak site, it states no checked luggage for both the Acela Express and Northeast Regional service for that morning. How do you travel with a family with luggage on such trains? I find this most peculiar! Our other options appear to catch an early Carolinian service, which has checked luggage, or take a bus. I would prefer to take a train, but not arrive with two small children + luggage at 8 in the morning and unable to check in to our hotel until 3pm!