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2017 Key Lock & Lantern Convention
May 11-14, 2017 - Scranton, PA
The 2017 Key, Lock & Lantern Convention will be held from Thursday, May 11th through Sunday, May 14th at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in the former DL&W train station in downtown Scranton, PA. Activities include an excursion on the former DL&W mainline to the Delaware Water Gap, Transportation History Exposition, railroadiana fundraiser sale, a banquet with railroad history presentations, visits to Steamtown and the Electric City Trolley Museum, and plenty of time to meet with fellow collectors and transportation history buffs. All railroad enthusiasts are invited to attend. Join us for an enjoyable weekend!
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
Hotel Reservations are now open at the convention headquarters Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, with a special KL&L rate of $119 per night plus tax. A limited block of rooms is available at this rate, so make your reservations early. The Deadline is April 12th. Don't forget that there will be activities on Friday this year, so plan your arrival accordingly - don't miss early memorabilia trades on Thursday night!
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2017 Key, Lock & Lantern Convention Schedule
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

3:00pm - Hotel Check-in

6:00pm - Dinner on Your Own

7:00pm - Room Hopping / Socializing

Arrive early to check out the historic Alco Locomotives on the D-L Railroad, visit Steamtown, the Electric City Trolley Museum, and the Marketplace at Steamtown.

Delaware Lackawanna Railroad Scranton

Friday, May 12, 2017

10:00am - Excursion train on Delaware-Lackawanna RR through the Poconos to Portland, PA in the Delaware Water Gap. Lunch stop at East Stroudsburg, where passengers can dine on their own. Returns to Scranton at approximately 6:00pm. Boarding is behind the hotel. This trip uses the freight railroad's equipment, with no onboard food service, and climbing steps is required. Seats available in a former EL/NJT commuter coach, a restored caboose, or a parlor/observation car.

6:00pm - Dinner on Your Own

7:00pm - Room Hopping / Socializing

8:00pm - Key, Lock & Lantern Board Meeting

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00am - Setup & early admission for registered members to the Transportation History Expo.

9:30am - Transportation History Exposition at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel banquet hall opens to visitors.

11:00am - Annual Meeting of Key Lock & Lantern, followed by the railroadiana fundraiser sale.

12:00pm - Box lunches served to table holders. Hotel restaurants open for other attendees.

2:30pm - Transportation History Expo exhibits close.

5:00pm - KL&L Annual Banquet - dinner at the Platform Lounge, followed by railroad history programs.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Open schedule for attendees to visit Steamtown, the Electric City Trolley Museum, and other local historic sites. A group visit with back shop tour to Steamtown is planned - a sign-up sheet will be available during the convention.

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If you have any questions, contact KL&L President Dave Hamilton at or KL&L Chairman John Brainard at
Please See Convention Policies on Registration Page.
Key, Lock & Lantern holds its annual meeting and convention each year in the northeast, where the group's first railroadiana swap meet was held in 1973. The KL&L Convention is different from railroad hobby shows, as it is a smaller gathering of serious historians and collectors, where sharing knowledge is equally as important as trading memorabilia. While a fair amount of railroadiana changes hands at the swap meet and auction, the most valuable aspects of the convention are the educational and networking opportunities. Photos of recent conventions are posted on our Facebook Page & Flickr Page.


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