Christmas greetings to all looking forward to many, many new years for the Delta Queen and her supporters. We have all been blessed this year with her gift of new life thanks to the hard work of many.

Now her great journey continues. Our local PBS affiliate is running a series called "Ultimate Restorations". It covers the restoration to working condition of a steam engine, steam yacht, and other vintage transportation machinery. The DQ is about to undergo this trip into the future.

Personally, I am not in a position to do more than express this Christmas wish. Somehow, someplace, sometime in the future there will be a program dedicated to her return to service detailing the steps taken to make this a reality.

Keep your steam up!

Russ Ryle