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2017 Key Lock & Lantern Convention
May 11-14, 2017 - Scranton, PA
KL&L Convention
Online Registration via Paypal for Non-Members

To register securely online using Paypal, click on the "Add to Cart" button for each event that you would like to register for. You will then be taken to the "Cart" where you can update the quantities for additional tables, etc. After you update the quantity on the item, click on "Continue Shopping" to return to this page. You may then add additional events, etc. When you are done adding items to your cart, you can check out using a Paypal account or credit card.

Step 1 - Convention Registration

If you are not currently a Key, Lock & Lantern member, you can register for a $15 fee. This amount includes a special "associate" membership, which allows for participation in all events, but does not include KL&L publications or website access. Two additional family members or exhibit table helpers may be included for $7 each. To register please enter your name and click on "add to cart" and then return to this page to add your companion's registration, if desired.

Advance Registration is Closed. You may still register at the door for the Transportation History Exposition.

Step 2 - Friday, May 12th Train Ride

The Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad will operate a special KL&L Excursion over the former DL&W mainline through the Poconos and Delaware Water Gap from Scranton to Portland, PA. Boarding is at 10:00am behind the hotel, with a lunch stop at East Stroudsburg (on your own) and return at approximately 6:00pm. This is not a public excursion operator and the trip will utilize historic equipment owned by the freight railroad. Climbing steps is required and there is no onboard food service. Seating options include a former EL/NJT coach, a restored caboose, and open-end observation lounge in a former business car. To register for seats, select the desired car, add to cart, and enter the number of seats in the quantity box.

Registration for the train ride is Closed. Contact Dave Hamilton at to be put on a waiting list.

Step 3 - Saturday, May 13th Transportation History Exposition

Your Convention Registration entitles you to early admission beginning at 8:00am. If you would like exhibit tables, click on the "add to cart" button and enter the number desired in the quantity box. Box lunches with sandwich, chips, apple & bottled water are available to table holders. Click on the "add to cart" button and enter the number desired in the quantity box. You will be contacted prior to the convention for your sandwich selection.

Registration for Exhibit Tables is Closed. Contact Dave Hamilton at to be put on a waiting list.

Step 4 - Saturday, May 13th Banquet Dinner

A buffet dinner will be held in the Platform Lounge at 5:00pm, followed by railroad history programs to be announced. Click on the "add to cart" button and enter the number of persons attending in the quantity box.

Registration for Dinner is Closed. Contact Dave Hamilton at to be put on a waiting list.

Step 6 - Hotel Reservations

The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is offering a special Key, Lock & Lantern rate of $119 per night + tax. Use the link at right for online reservations, which must be made by April 12th. If rooms show as unavailable at that rate, contact Dave Hamilton at - we may be able to add more if not sold out.

KL&L Reservations Page at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Step 7 - Other Activities

Admission to Steamtown, the Electric City Trolley Museum, and other nearby attractions will be on your own. We are planning to arrange a group tour of the Steamtown Back Shop on Sunday morning - details will be announced.

Please e-mail Dave Hamilton at if you are interested in a Steamtown group tour on Sunday, May 14th..

If you have any questions, contact KL&L President Dave Hamilton at or KL&L Chairman John Brainard at
Convention Policies: Final schedule with exact meeting times will be listed in the convention program. Train rides are subject to changes of route, schedule & equipment, at the discretion of the railroads. Due to limited availability of table space, train & banquet seats, refunds will not be issued in the event of cancellation, unless the space can be resold. In the event of cancellation of any convention activity, refunds will be issued for that particular event. Exhibitors are responsible for checking table legs, the security of their displays, and for any damages caused to the hotel or facilities. Key, Lock & Lantern will not be responsible for any injury, loss or damage incurred during participation in the convention. Exhibits must consist of authentic railroadiana, railroad history displays, and related materials. Reproductions must be clearly marked. Registration indicates acceptance of these policies.


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