Crowds along route wait in the rain to see the “Bush 4141” train


As George H.W. Bush’s funeral train — a special locomotive dubbed the “Bush 4141” — made its way to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, crowds gathered beside the tracks to honor the 41st president.

The window drape has been removed from the train car carrying Bush’s body, giving onlookers a clear view of the flag-draped casket.

It’s a rainy day in the area. Undeterred, lines of people along the railroad waited for the train to pass by to say their final goodbyes.

The funeral train will take Bush from Spring, Texas, to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the site of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

Bush will be laid to rest at the library, where both former first lady Barbara Bush and their late daughter Robin are buried.

The Bush 4141 was commissioned to honor the former president in 2005. It’s painted to resemble Air Force One with a white body, a presidential seal and and long vertical bars of blue.

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