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George H.W. Bush train souvenir photos, last ride of the former president



Almost a week after his death, former President George H.W. Bush traveled by train to his last resting place in College Station, Texas.

His casket was loaded on board 4141 – a locomotive named after the 41st President – that had a car fitted with clear side panels so that people could pay respect to the former Commander-in-Chief as the train passed by The Associated Press

Thousands of people came to do just that – take flags and signs or place coins along the tracks that were to flatten the commemorative train.

The train departed from Houston, where a second memorial service was held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, to George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Memorial, where he was buried with his wife Barbara Bush and his daughter Robin Bush, who died of leukemia at the age of 3, in the family plot.

It was the first train thought train for almost 50 years. The last was for President Dwight D. Eisenhower 49 years ago. The first, the AP reported, was for President Abraham Lincoln.

The former Commander-in-Chief died on November 30, 201

8, at the age of 94. His casket was in the rotunda of the Capitol on Monday, and a worship service was held at the National Cathedral on Wednesday, attended by every living president.


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