Former President Bush taken to final resting place in Texas by Union Pacific

A SPECIAL train was used to take former US president George H W Bush to his final resting place in Texas.

Mr Bush died on November 30, and following a state funeral service in Washington, his coffin was flown back to Houston, Texas, from where it was moved the 70 miles to the George H W Bush Presidential Library, in College Station, on December 6.

The train was hauled by Union Pacific SD70ACe No. 4141, together with 9096, and is pictured passing through Navasota, Texas.

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The new loco No. 4141 was unveiled by the late-President in 2005, marking his tenure as 41st president of the United States, and carries a special livery designed to resemble Air Force One.

At the time it was unveiled, No. 4141 was only the sixth UP loco not to have carried the familiar ‘Armour’ yellow paint scheme.

The last funeral train to run for a deceased president was in 1969 when Dwight D Eisenhower’s casket was carried from Washington DC to Abilene, Kansas in 1969. PICTURE: UNION PACIFIC

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