Union Pacific No. 4141 on Permanent Display at George H.W. Bush Presidential Center

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In October 2005, Union Pacific Railroad presented former president and train enthusiast George H.W. Bush with commemorative locomotive UP No. 4141, honoring his legacy and service to the country. Today, on what would have been his 100th birthday, the locomotive celebrates Bush’s heritage in its new Texas home.

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George H.W. Bush in the cab of UP Locomotive No. 4141 at its 2005 unveiling.

UP No. 4141 was recently unveiled in its now-permanent home in a 29,000-square foot pavilion on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. The exhibit, which also includes a Marine One helicopter, opens to the public June 13. Visitors are encouraged to tag Union Pacific with their photos of the iconic locomotive using #bush41train on X.

“No. 4141 was not just used as a showpiece; for years it delivered the goods we rely on every day across our 23-state network,” said Clint Schelbitzki, assistant vice president-Public Affairs. “The exhibit symbolizes a new chapter for the locomotive, educating visitors on rail’s historic role in Building America.”

UP No. 4141, named in honor of the 41st president, was custom painted to reflect the colors and elements of the Air Force One used during Bush’s presidency. It marked only the sixth time Union Pacific painted a locomotive in colors other than its traditional “Armour Yellow” paint. In tribute to Bush’s railroad passion, UP No. 4141 pulled the president’s funeral train in December 2018, carrying the former president 70 miles during his final journey from Spring to College Station, Texas.

Union Pacific Honors George H.W. Bush's 100th Birthday

Union Pacific honors George H.W. Bush's 100th birthday as locomotive No. 4141 is unveiled at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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