Use a money belt. In the event that you are targeted by a thief, you will find continuing your trip easier if you have your ticket stub, passport and money tucked safely away beneath your clothes.
At the Station
When you arrive at a new location or are overwhelmed by your luggage at the train station, it is easy to become complacent. Stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings to ensure that you won't have your luggage stolen before you even get on the train.
On the Train
Traveling by yourself, especially if you are a woman, can be especially dangerous. If you are not able to travel with a buddy, be sure to share a cabin with someone on the train.
Thieves who target tourists on trains frequently jump on the train when it stops, rob some people and get right back off before the train continues to its next stop. Stay alert and keep your belongings close when the train stops in order to avoid being a target.
Designer luggage, totes and purses will draw the eyes of thieves faster than plain items.
Eastern Europe is especially well-known for its train thieves who inject sleeping gas into trains in order to rob travelers.