Browns charter train for trek to Rochester

It came of necessity, but the Cleveland Browns made the trek to Rochester, N.Y., for joint practices against the Buffalo Bills the old-fashioned way.

The Browns chartered an Amtrak train from downtown Cleveland.

“To me, it’s the best way to go,” coach Mike Pettine said. “It’s an airplane minus being way above the ground and having people search your bags.”

A bus trip to Rochester would have taken five hours. Pettine said he thought the team charter plane might have had a hard time landing in Rochester, so rather than fly to Buffalo and then board a bus, the Browns went with the train.

Browns wide receiver Brian Hartline's Instagram account showed players about to board.

Heading to Buffalo for a little work. #GoBrowns #ThisIsAFirst

A photo posted by Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) on

“It’s just a much more relaxed way to travel,” Pettine said.

Spoken like a future spokesperson for Amtrak.