Locomotive 4141 can pull 1 million pounds across most of America with ease, but its biggest job will be a 70-mile trip Thursday from Spring to College Station to take President George H.W. Bush to his last stop.
Bush, who died Friday, will be interred on the grounds of his presidential library in College Station on Thursday following services in Washington and Houston.
It is the historic trip he will take to his final resting place that is generating a lot public attention as a last-chance opportunity to honor Bush in a very Bush way.
“A train is special, and special to this president,” said David Jones, CEO of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.