Train 4141

The locomotive that carried the body of former President George H.W. Bush to his burial place.

Union Pacific locomotive No. 4141, which carried the body of former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place, will arrive in Omaha on Sunday and will be on display for visitors.

The train transported Bush’s casket 70 miles Thursday from a memorial in Houston to his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

It will be on display from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Union Pacific’s Home Plate at 1001 N. 11th St.

After Sunday, it will stay there behind locked gates through Wednesday.

The custom-painted train was first unveiled in 2005 in a ceremony near the presidential library.

It incorporates the colors of Air Force One used during Bush’s presidency and bears the number 4141 in honor of the 41st president.

The locomotive’s rear panel includes elements from Air Force One’s wings and tail, Union Pacific’s website said, including the American flag and “sweeping lines of forward motion” to represent progress.

The train’s sixth car, a converted baggage car called “Council Bluffs,” was fitted with transparent sides to let mourners lining the tracks on Thursday see Bush’s flag-draped coffin.

Seven other presidents have had funeral trains, the last being Dwight Eisenhower in 1969.

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