Union Pacific Engine 4141

Union Pacific locomotive 4141 pays tribute to President George H.W. Bush. The custom-painted engine incorporates the iconic colors and elements of the Air Force One used by President Bush. In honor of the 41st President, 4141 replicates the striking symbol of pride and strength exemplified by Air Force One. The rear panel includes elements representative of Air Force One wings and tails, including an American flag. 

Union Pacific revealed the locomotive to President Bush during a 2005 ceremony near the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. Upon his death, 4141 carried President Bush to his final resting place in College Station, Texas. 

On Friday, November 8th, 2019, Union Pacific officially announced it was donating the iconic engine to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The George & Barbara Bush Foundation is delighted and honored to accept the generous gift from Union Pacific. It is an exciting addition and attraction at the Bush Library Center that will grow in significance for years to come. 

“President Bush loved trains and we love everything associated with the legacy of President Bush. Congratulations to the crew at Union Pacific, our hauling contractor, and everyone at the Bush Center at Texas A&M who worked to bring 4141 home.”

Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M System

Support the Effort

Your contribution to the George & Barbara Bush Foundation will help install and exhibit the engine. With your help, we can complete this project and fund ongoing maintenance and upkeep, allowing 4141 to be accessible to Presidential Library visitors for generations. 

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College Station Welcomes UP4141 Home

Union Pacific Announces Donation of Locomotive 4141 for Permanent Display at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Center