well thank for the compliment regarding the page. Regarding the info you left, I actually can not say that we had to pay a lot for the "handling". Well, after weighing the bikes we paid a fee for the transport according to their weight, but we did not have to pay more than maybe 2 Euros for the guys who helped us to get the bike into the train. Well and the tanks of the bikes were not empty at all (even though they should have been empty). So we actually had about 10 Liters each in the tank, but we got on very well with the policeofficer there and he even gave us his number just in case we would have problems in Corumba (well we didn`t!).
Anyway, I am happy to hear, that you got back healthy from your trip!
Have a nice ride in the future and if you ever get to europe, contact me, maybe I am able to show you around the alps!