December 2018 - Houston, TX - Union Pacific is honored to participate in the funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush. The funeral train leaves Union Pacific's Westfield Auto Facility Thursday, December 6 at 1 PM (CT) and should arrive at College Station across from Kyle Field at 3:25 PM (CT) - The Westfield Auto Facility is not open to the public.

The UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive was unveiled October 18, 2005, during a ceremony near the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. This marked only the sixth time that Union Pacific painted a locomotive in colors other than the traditional UP “Armour Yellow” paint. The custom-painted locomotive incorporates the colors of the Air Force One used during Mr. Bush’s presidency and symbolizes national pride and strength. It bears the number 4141 in honor of the 41st president. The locomotive’s rear panel features elements from Air Force One’s wings and tail, including the American flag and sweeping lines of forward motion representing progress.

Since production, the UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive has delivered shipments across all 23 states served by Union Pacific. The powerful locomotive continues to lead the way today, a fitting tribute to celebrate President Bush’s lifelong service to our country. ABOUT THE UP NO. 4141 The SD70ACe locomotive measures 15 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 420,000 pounds with a full tank of diesel fuel. Its fuel tank holds 4,900 gallons of diesel. The UP No. 4141 is equipped with a 4,300 horsepower engine and can travel up to 70 miles per hour.

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Raquel Espinoza
Union Pacific Railroad
Corporate Communications Director 
1400 Douglas, Stop 1550
Omaha, Nebraska 68179
Office:  (402) 5445034 
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