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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:01 AM

An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

I know; enough with the hagiography already. But: trains, so I'm going to post it anyway, for the railfans here. We could use a railfan forum or SIG at DU.

Hat tip, GGW:

Breakfast links: Why Amtrak’s boarding process at Union Station is so confusing
By Matt Gontarchick (Contributor) December 3, 2018
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Did you know that George H.W. Bush was a fan of trains?
On Thursday, a Union Pacific train will carry the recently deceased former President George H.W. Bush from Houston to his final resting place in College Station, Texas. (Brittney Martin / Post)

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An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

By Brittney Martin
December 2 at 1:17 PM

HOUSTON — When the curtain parted in College Station, Tex., revealing a two-toned blue locomotive standing nearly 16 feet tall and bearing the number 4141 in his honor, former president George H.W. Bush looked around excitedly, his face breaking into a smile.

One word left his lips: Wow.

Thirteen years later, that same Union Pacific locomotive will escort the 41st president to his final resting place in College Station on Thursday afternoon after funeral ceremonies in Washington and Houston.

The train carrying his remains will leave a Union Pacific Railroad facility in Spring, a community north of Houston, and travel the 70 miles to College Station. Bush will be buried there, alongside his late wife and daughter, on the site of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
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Brittney Martin is a former staff writer with The Dallas Morning News and the San Antonio Express News. She is now a Houston-based freelancer and a frequent contributor to The Washington Post.

More:

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Much more:

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Western Railroad Discussion > Bush Funeral Schedule

where we read:

Date: 12/01/18 17:57
Re: Bush Funeral Schedule
Author: SierraRail

Only three Presidents had Funeral trains, Abe Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower.

and

Date: 12/01/18 20:15
Re: Bush Funeral Schedule
Author: TorchLake

Good link to UP media page for Bush train:

https://www.up.com/media/media_kit/bush41/index.htm

Regards

TL

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Western Railroad Discussion > UP 1943 in Omaha area

Western Railroad Discussion > President Bush in the cab of UP 4141...2005

Western Railroad Discussion > RIP, George H.W. Bush

Western Railroad Discussion > 4141 Has Passed Away

where we read:

Date: 12/01/18 07:16
Re: 4141 Has Passed Away
Author: Lackawanna484

A nicely crafted background on the locomotive from the Union Pacific.

https://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/releases/heritage_and_steam/2005/1018_4141.shtml

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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 11:12 AM

1. I must agree. Trains are awesome

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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 12:57 PM

2. wife, and daughter ...

Bush will be buried there, alongside his late wife and daughter, ...

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