Friday, April 25, 2008


Remember Steamtown?

A couple of decades ago, this celebration of of steam trains, with museum and rides, seemed destined to be located in Ulster County, Hurley to be exact.

What a wonderful boost to the local econmy, many of us said.

What a desecration of our country way of life, said others.

Others won and Steamtown, like worthy projects before and after it, moved on.

Today's New York Times (April 25) contains a travel feature about Scranton, Pa. And, yes, right there in the middle of it is Steamtown, which comfortably settled in our neighboring state.

A pity.
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