Re: Drum transport?
Hmmmm... If you can't fit the drum into a hockey bag, there's not much hope for finding luggage big enough. My initial thought was a steamer trunk, but then I realized you're looking for something you could bring on public transportation.
How about taking a clean 50 gallon plastic drum, cutting it in half lengthwise, bolting on a couple of hinges and clasps, throw a couple of castors (shopping cart wheels) on the bottom, and maybe a tow handle on the top?
The bottom line is that you might have too much stuff to transport via bus/train...