HOUSTON, Texas —
After spending years sitting in ready, President George H.W. Bush’s custom-painted practice Bush 4141 took him on his remaining experience on Thursday.
Painted to resemble Air Pressure One, Union Pacific railroad honored President Bush with Bush 4141 again in 2005.
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In contrast to different engines on the rails, Bush 4141 is the only one to have ever been pushed by its namesake and a former U.S. president.
Michael Iden, who worked intently with the crew to create Bush 4141, was aboard the historic journey.
Iden says Bush requested to take a tour of the locomotive the day after it was dedicated to him.
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“The president looked at us and stated with a smile on his face, ‘Do you mind if I take it on a drive?'” Iden stated.
After a quick lesson, Bush took management of the practice and went on his first journey.
Since then, Bush 4141 has been in storage.
The locomotive was referred to as to obligation to transport President Bush from Houston to his ultimate resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library behind the Texas A&M campus.
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Late president #GeorgeHWBush will be the first since Dwight Eisenhower to be carried to his ultimate resting place by practice. Because the casket is carried from Houston to School Station, our exhibit Trains Over Texas proudly shows this duplicate of the 4141 Practice in his honor. pic.twitter.com/WVPhtYcDnF
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