COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) It was 14 years ago when the George Bush 4141 locomotive was designed by Union Pacific in honor of President George H.W. Bush.That train was special then, but holds even more meaning now after it carried him from Houston to College Station during his funeral last December.
Now the 4141 engine is expected to be displayed at the George Bush Library by the end of the year.
“We have some bold plans, some things that we’d like to do over the next three to five years that we think will make the library even more attractive as a visitor destination,” said David Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the George and Barbara Bush Foundation.
Jones says they are working hard to keep the former president’s legacy alive.
They’re also first on the waiting list to request the Air Force One plane that once flew Mr. Bush and his family around the world.
“Our exhibits, we think, are outstanding in terms of portraying President and Mrs. Bush’s life,” said Jones.
Bush was a naval aviator pilot in World War ll and had a love for flying. He was even the first president to fly in the plane that will be retired in 2025.
The Foundation says nothing is set in stone with the aircraft, but we can expect to see the 4141 engine in the near future.
“They key for long term relevance and interests is to get people to the library so we can tell his story,” said Jones.