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COCKTAILS & HOR D’OUVRES
friends and renew old friendships with a 2-hour open bar and
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
era Boonton passenger coaches and an open gondola,
pulled by one of the historic steam or early
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
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
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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
is packed with historic buildings, museums,
Friday, June 23, 2017
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
FAREWELL BANQUET AT THE HOLIDAY INN
Delicious buffet dinner &
dessert, door prizes for all registered members, Joe Hylva Trivia
special historical speaker, announcement of the
Al Lentz Award winner, special raffles and more.
Schedule and events subject to change.
HOLIDAY INN BUFFALO-International Airport
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
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
||• 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.
the BTOC for special convention rate.
Contact the hotel directly
at 1-716-634-6969 for reservation information.
• Free goody bag car
• Nightly raffles
• Convention Room
• Joe Hylva Memorial Trivia Contest
Lentz Award contest
• Banquet door prizes for registered members
and much more...
Complete details in the Winter BTO magazine.
Get the T-shirts!
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
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
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