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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:33 PM

An echo of history as Union Pacific's Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting

HOUSTON When the curtain parted in College Station, Texas, 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 smiled.

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 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.

FULL story: https://www.omaha.com/news/metro/an-echo-of-history-as-union-pacific-s-locomotive-carries/article_8df9c074-552c-552b-85dd-f2f77f1d5ddc.html

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