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Delta Queen at Pittsburgh pictures

Posted 10-16-2008 at 02:42 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 10-16-2008 at 02:43 AM by Franz Neumeier
Here are a few beautiful pictures rom the Delta Queen visits at Pittsburgh this year. Alexandra from Pittsburgh sent them to me and I'd like to share these. Enjoy. And thanks, Alexandra!
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Joe Biden missing on the list of co-sponsors

Posted 10-15-2008 at 02:43 PM by Franz Neumeier
According to the Marietta Register Online, Joe Biden said in a speach yesterday at Marietta: And folks, Id be remiss if I didnt mention one thing; Barack Obama reminded me to remind you of. Hes also working to save the Delta Queen. The job security that it generates. That steamboat brings a lot of money here.
Well said. But what I've recognized: While Barack Obama is co-sponsoring bill S. 3498 to save the Delta Queen, Delaware Senator Joe Biden is not on the list of co-sponsors for that...
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Rhine River steamboat Goethe under steam for the last time

Posted 10-06-2008 at 05:51 PM by Franz Neumeier
On Sunday, October 5, 2008, the steam-operated paddlewheeler GOETHE blew her steam whistle, stopped the engines and cooled down the boiler for the last time in history. The Goethe was the last remaining steamboat on the Rhine River.

Her owner, the Koeln-Duesseldorfer Rheinschiffahrt AG (KD) has decided to remove the 1913 built steam engine and replace them with a modern diesel-hydraulic engine. The Goethe operates out of Koblenz, serving a beautiful and scenic route on the Rhine River...
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Delta Queen's Crew Plea to Congress

Posted 09-29-2008 at 05:40 PM by Franz Neumeier
The crew of the steamboat Delta Queen has produced a video asking Congress to save this National Historic Landmark -- and their jobs. The video is online at Youtube and the DQ's crew is asking everyone to watch the video there, vote for it, leave a comment and forward it to others.

The video at Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ss0tgXYSPc

This is what the DQs crew has to say:

"Please help us, the crew of the Delta Queen, save both our jobs and a national treasure!...
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Pennsylvania declares Oct 4 the "Delta Queen Day"

Posted 09-25-2008 at 05:45 PM by Franz Neumeier
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives yesterday has declared October 4, 2008, as "Delta Queen Day" in Pennsylvania to "honor this unique and quintessentially American treasure". This House Resolution also recognizes the historic and business value of the Delta Queen for Pennsylvania communities along the rivers.

At the same time Senators from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter and Robert P. Casey, jr., still haven't joined the long list of co-sponsors for the bill S. 3498 in the US Senate...
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