President George H.W. Bush’s body will be taken to his final resting place in a funeral train called UP 4141, and the public will be able to the train as it moves along its route.
Union Pacific has a website that lists a lot of information about the Bush train, including route, a map and times. You can see the route map below.
“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 Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. and should arrive at College Station across from Kyle Field at 3:25 p.m. The Westfield Auto Facility is not open to the public,” the site reports.
However, the public will be able to view the train elsewhere along its route.
The Bush Funeral Train Route Map
You can see the Bush funeral train route map above. It was released by Union Pacific.
The City of College Station has released information about parking and road closures:
“The Union Pacific train carrying President George H.W. Bush from Houston to College Station is scheduled to arrive on Thursday at about 3:45 p.m. An arrival ceremony — for family and invited guests only — will take place on the west side of the railroad tracks (across from the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center) before the President’s funeral procession continues to his final resting place, next to First Lady Barbara Bush and daughter, Robin, on the grounds of the Bush Library Complex,” a news release says.
Per orders from the United States Secret Service, the following roadways will be blocked to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic beginning at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 6:
Wellborn Road, from University Drive to George Bush Drive.
George Bush Drive, from Wellborn Road to Harvey Mitchell Parkway (FM-2818).
All streets leading to West Campus.”
As for spectator parking, the site explains, “Texas A&M University Transportation Services is allowing free event parking at six campus locations, including the University Center Garage across from Rudder Tower…Spectators are strongly discouraged from parking illegally in any neighborhood and from blocking any roadway. The College Station Police Department will take all necessary steps to ensure neighborhood streets have adequate emergency vehicle access and safe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.”
About Bush Train 4141
Union Pacific also provides some background on the train. “The UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive was unveiled October 18, 2005, during a ceremony near the George Bush …read more