Many of you following me on Twitter saw that I forgot my camera bag on the train today with my Nikon D700 and lenses inside. When I got on the train I was standing so put the bag on the overhead rack. Half way through the journey I was able to sit down, and when I got off the train with other luggage, I totally forgot to check the rack above me.
The trains move pretty quick, so by the time I realized and turned around, the train was gone. Luckily, this happens all the time in Japan and their is a well coordinated system to get your property back. The station master rang down the line where someone was able to board the train, take my bag off and then hold it for me to come and pick up. Fortunately, people are normally honest.
I have actually left things on the train before, so should start to be more careful about it. When I went to pick up my bag, the station office was busy tagging some more property that had been handed in or found. Looks like they were being kept super busy by all the luggage coming in.
If I had been in another city in the world I might not have been so lucky to get my camera and passport back.
What have you left on a train or bus and got back safely?