Thursday, May 22, 2008
George H. Bush Tribute Train Coming to Bryan
Bush 4141 Locomotive Will Be Staged during Texas Reds Festival
The City of Bryan has teamed with Union Pacific Railroad to bring a very special train to Bryan during the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival on June 20-21. The Bush 4141 Locomotive will be parked on the railroad tracks in between Carnegie Alley and the Children’s Museum during the Festival. It will provide not only a visitor attraction, but also important public safety messages to never walk on railroad tracks except at designated crossings, as well as never try to beat a train at a crossing. Also for public safety, Union Pacific will hold train traffic through Downtown Bryan during the Bush 4141 visit.
The custom-painted locomotive was revealed in 2005 in honor of President George Herbert Walker Bush at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. The Union Pacific locomotive bears the number 4141 in honor of the 41st president and features the colors and elements of the Air Force One that was used during Mr. Bush’s presidency.
“We’re thrilled to work with Union Pacific on bringing this special locomotive to the Texas Reds Festival,” Bryan Mayor Mark Conlee said. “It will only add to the appeal of our event, and also make it much safer for our visitors – especially the children enjoying their time in the Kids Zone.” Conlee added, “We hope this is the start of a long relationship between Union Pacific and our Texas Reds Festival.”
Union Pacific Railroad links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serves the fastest-growing U.S. population centers. The railroad connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico.
The Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival features the best of Texas steaks and wines and features free entertainment from country music legend Jerry Jeff Walker.
Additional Contact Information
Ronnie L. Jackson
Neighborhood/Youth Services Manager
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