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REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE $40 - click to register online

Monday, June 19, 2017
WELCOME
COCKTAILS & HOR D’OUVRES
Registration.
Make new friends and renew old friendships with a 2-hour open bar and unlimited Hor
d’ouvres at the hotel. Convention Room Open.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ENJOY THE BUFFALO BOTANICAL GARDENS & VIEW THE WNYGRS DISPLAY

As part of the Botanical Gardens tour, we will visit the semi-annual train display presented by the members of the Western New York Garden Railway Society.

RIDE THE ARCADE AND ATTICA RAILROAD

Passengers now enjoy a 14-mile ride from Arcade
to Curriers, New York and back on restored 1920s
era Boonton passenger coaches and an open gondola,
pulled by one of the historic steam or early
diesel engines.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SPEND THE DAY WITH THE FINGER LAKES
LIVE STEAMERS... tour, lunch and train rides.

The Finger Lakes Live Steamers have 3 different gauge
tracks. The largest trains run on rails 7-1/4“ apart. The
4 3/4” gauge layout has been recently expanded with
an additional 900’ of track (2,400’ total), that crosses
over itself on a 20’ long truss bridge.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FREE DAY IN BUFFALO...
“America’s Favorite City”

Niagara Falls is the region’s geographical gem and
top attraction. Offering plenty to see and do, downtown
Buffalo is packed with historic buildings, museums,
shops, restaurants and bars.

Friday, June 23, 2017

TOUR WNYGRS MEMBER GARDEN LAYOUTS
Visit some of the best garden railroads in the Western
New York state area presented by the members of the
Western New York Garden Railway Society.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

VISIT THE MEDINA RAILROAD MUSEUM

See one of the largest prototypical HO scale layouts in the nation, an immense 204 ft. long by 14 ft. wide display. A two-foot walkway in the center allows operator access for servicing the trains and layout.

FAREWELL BANQUET AT THE HOLIDAY INN

Delicious buffet dinner & dessert, door prizes for all registered members, Joe Hylva Trivia Contest finals,
special historical speaker, announcement of the Al Lentz Award winner, special raffles and more.

Schedule and events subject to change.

CONVENTION HOTEL

HOLIDAY INN BUFFALO-International Airport

The Holiday Inn Buffalo-International Airport in Cheektowaga, NY is conveniently situated near the airport, with complimentary round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). It’s 22 minutes from Niagara Falls and downtown Buffalo.
Complimentary wireless internet access, cable programming, concierge services, game room, a large open air courtyard with pool, and more. Grab a bite to eat at Max’s Classic American Grill Restaurant, or a “cool” beverage at the bar, or even stay in your room and take advantage of room service. Plated breakfast included. Within 3 miles of the largest shopping mall servicing Western NY and Canada (“The Galleria”).

• 24-hour front desk • Free self parking • Free Wi-Fi
• Outdoor pool • Free newspapers in lobby • Game Room
• Restaurant/Bar • Coffee/tea in common areas • Laundry facilities
• ATM Machine • Conference/meeting rooms  
• Fitness Center • Gift Shop/Newstand  

Room rate of $99.00 per night for BTOC attendees.
Mention the BTOC for special convention rate.
Contact the hotel directly at 1-716-634-6969 for reservation information.

PLUS...
• Free goody bag car
• Clinics
• Nightly raffles
• Convention Room
• Joe Hylva Memorial Trivia Contest
• Al Lentz Award contest
• Banquet door prizes for registered members and much more...

Complete details in the Winter BTO magazine.

Get the T-shirts!

The Buffalo Convention T-shirt is Forest Green, with gold convention logo on the front and BTOC logo with “Celebrating 39 years — Havin’ Fun Runnin’ Trains” on the back. High-quality, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Available in Women’s sizes S—3X and Men’s sizes S—5X.

The Strasburg/2018 Convention t-shirt is Black with gold anniversary logo on the back and a special “We are 40!” on the front. High-quality, 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Available in Women’s sizes S—3X and Men’s sizes S—5X.

 

Convention t-shirts will only be available to order with Convention Registration and must be received by April 15, 2017! Only the number ordered by that date will be produced. There will NOT be any t-shirts for sale at convention! Additional t-shirts will also be available for order prior to the 2018 celebration. Shirts will be in your goody bag which you will receive when you register at the convention. All sizes: $20.00/ea.

 

On-line registration/T-shirt order - click here

Download print-n-mail registration form - click here



When my brothers and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker. - Sheldon: Death to Smoochy (2002)


 

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