The train engine that carried former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place nearly a year ago will soon be permanently displayed at that location.
Union Pacific announced Friday afternoon that, roughly a year from now, the “Bush 4141” locomotive will be moved to the Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
The engine was pulled to College Station by another historic train: Union Pacific’s Big Boy 4014 steam engine, which is in the middle of a tour throughout the southwest United States, marking the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.
The Bush locomotive will be taken off the tour while it is in Palestine today (Saturday), and moved to a Union Pacific train shop to be prepared for the display. Plans are for it to be placed between the Bush Library and the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.