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2019 Plymouth Convention  

June 23-28, 2019  

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2019 BTO Club Convention





For those booked at the Hilton Garden for Friday 6/21, Saturday 6/22 and/or Friday 6/28 rooms have opened at the Hotel 1620 for those nights. If you wish to move to 1620 for the entire convention, please contact: Amy @ 508-747-4900 x 511. After you have secured your room at the 1620 for the extra nights please cancel your reservation at the Hilton Garden as 1620 and the Hilton are no longer associated with each other.

An additional attraction has been added to the convention!

On Sunday 6/23/19 The Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway will provide a narrated tour of Plymouth in one of their trackless trolleys. The tours will depart the 1620 Hotel at noon, 1p and 2p to coincide with Registration and prior to the opening of the Convention Room. Seating on each tour will be first come, first served and the tour will leave from the rear entrance of the hotel. The 50 minute tour should be a fun and very informative addition to the convention and provide all attendees with a look back into America's history as well as providing a good understanding of the layout of current day Plymouth.
This tour is FREE to registered attendees.

Convention Schedule

Saturday 6/22
3p BOD Meeting
4p-6p Set up/run trains

Sunday 6/23
9a-noon Set up/run trains
9a-noon Convention Room set-up
10a-noon Build Your Own Layout set-up
1030p-330p Registration
Noon, 1p, 2p Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway Trolley Tour
3p-930p Convention Room Open
5a-7p All Aboard Party in 1620’s Atlantic Room
9p Raffles

Monday 6/24
Cape Cod Canal Cruise on the ‘Viking’ followed by a home cooked meal at Lindsey’s Family Restaurant - 815a load buses from hotel rear lobby for 830a departure, 4p arrival back to hotel
7p-930p Convention Room Open
730p Clinic
830p Joe Hylva Trivia Contest--Round 1
9p Raffles

Tuesday 6/25
USA Day—Malden, MA - 815a load buses from hotel rear lobby for 830a departure, 4p arrival back to hotel
7p-930p Convention Room Open
730p Clinic
830p Joe Hylva Trivia Contest--Round 2
9p Raffles

Wednesday 6/26
Cape Cod Central RR Lunch Train - 845a load buses from hotel rear lobby for 9a departure, 330p arrival back to hotel
7p-930p Convention Room Open
730p Clinic
830p Joe Hylva Trivia Contest--Round 3
9p Raffles

Thursday 6/27
800a Membership Meeting
Local Day—Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Harbor, Historic Downtown—or beyond
6p-930p Convention Room Open
730p BTOC Infamous Drag Races
9p Raffles

Friday 6/28
Historic Plymouth Harbor Cruise on the ‘Pilgrim Belle’
920a walkers to depart hotel from front lobby
9a limited BOD shuttle service for those not able to take the walk
10a boat departure from dock, Noon boat arrival back to dock

5p Thanksgiving in June--Plymouth Pilgrim Celebration Banquet
5p Cash Bar
Convention Memories
Plymouth Banquet Free Raffle
6p Dinner
7p Joe Hylva Trivia Contest Finals
Awards Ceremony
Banquet Raffles

Special Note—Buffet breakfast served Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Manomet Room, 615a to 800a

Download the 2019 Convention Form and complete and mail with your check for full payment to:
John Groot,
BTO Treasurer,
4 Saslow Court, Quarryville, PA 17566

If you wish to pay using Credit Card or PayPal: Please complete the form and mark 'Credit Card' above the words "REGISTRATION FORM" at the top of the form and mail to the name and address above. Do not include any Credit Card numbers. You will be invoiced through PayPal for the total amount + $20 to offset Credit Card processing. Please include your email address.

Once your Invoice has been paid, you will be sent a confirmation.

If you later add events or make other changes before March 31, there will be no additional processing charge other than the events and you will be credited or invoiced for the changes.

Please address any questions on Credit Card Payments to


HOTEL 1620 Plymouth Harbor
Situated across the street from the bay, Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor offers spacious, beautifully-appointed Plymouth accommodations in a convenient setting. It also features a thoughtful collection of modern services and amenities for the business and leisure traveler. Discover a sparkling indoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center and uniquely-inviting 1620 Bistro. The largest lodging and event center in the area, our Plymouth hotel includes 15,000 square feet of well-equipped meeting space, plus on-site catering from a staff of seasoned professionals. With free parking, complimentary WiFi and courteous, attentive guest service, our hotel is the ideal place to base your visit to one of the country's loveliest travel destinations. Reserve your room today and discover incomparable hospitality amid the area's most compelling attractions.

$149.00 room rate
Reservations at 1-508-747-4900
or on line at
enter promo code TRAIN

Future Meeting Dates



St Louis, Missouri
June 21-June 26
Host hotel - Sheraton Westport Plaza

Cleveland, Ohio
June 21-June 26
Host Hotel - Holiday Inn Cleveland South

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