Steamtown came to scranton in the mid 80's, it sure was a bleak looking place back then,as it sat idle; my dad and I walked all of it just before they brought the stuff in from vermont. when the whole thing was started, it was a private company/foundation runnning it and it went belly up really fast due to mismanagment. Locals wrote a song about it called "the chapter 11 choo choo", rhymed with Chatanooga choo choo. Anyway, what you see today is nothing short of amazing, your tax dollars hard at work. Money well spent, IMHO. And some of the property is used by "the" delaware lackawanna rr.
Talk about a renaissance..
you've got an friend in Pennsylvania!!