Scranton's growth began in 1849 when the Scranton brothers formed the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad from a number of smaller lines, which created a hub for the transport of goods by steam engine. Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site occupies a 40-acre yard of this important railroad and preserves the history of early railway expansion. Industrial history fans will also enjoy visiting the Scranton Iron Furnaces and the Lackawanna Coal Mine. Lake Scranton provides water recreation and jogging trails. The Scranton Eagles are the most successful team in the 34-year history of the Empire Football League.