UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby mtuandrew » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:18 am

Does Omaha have any wrecked ACes that could use a new everything? May as well gut & stuff 4141, no need to donate six AC traction motors, a functional 16-710 & alternator, or an I-ETMS receiver to be a gate guardian for a presidential library.
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby R&DB » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:05 am

What is the rest of the consist?
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby Jeff Smith » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:10 am

Next stop, Willoughby
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby Teamdriver » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 am

Presidential funeral train will be first in nearly 50 years

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation ... story.html
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby Meal Period » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:08 pm

Its going to be a consist of UP Passenger Cars and observation cars. The Presidents casket will be in a baggage car with an American flag painted on the outside. It will be a pretty long train, at least 20 coaches maybe more.
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:58 pm

It is 11 cars with 1943 and 4141 for power.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby The Chief » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:35 pm

Passenger Consist Railforce One
President George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Union Pacific UP 4141
Dp Spring Texas 1 p.m. Ar College Station Texas across from Kyle Field 3:25 p.m.

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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby vingong » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Nice, thanks!
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby SST » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 pm

Outstanding live footage especially views from the locomotive itself.
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby The Chief » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Station KHOU11 live video feed (w/audio track) Railforce One
President George H.W. Bush Funeral Train Union Pacific UP 4141
Dp Spring Texas 1 p.m. Ar College Station Texas across from Kyle Field 3:25 p.m

https://www.facebook.com/KHOU11/videos/1104599363033383

They pad the sked like Amtrak...
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:39 pm

Everyone: (12/6 2:35 PM EST)

There is wide news coverage of the G.H.W. Bush Funeral Train including live video from Texas.
I noted that the second locomotive is #9096 - the first car is Power Car UPP #2066 which has
a noticeable dome-like roof on one end. This car was rebuilt from Postal Service Car #5816 and
contains two Deutz Diesel generators, a crew room sleeping one with private bathroom along
with storage, cooler and freezer. The UP Consist Information PDF contains this description.
The train left Spring for College Station, TX at 1:05 CST.

This report was posted by Yahoo (AP) on 12/6: https://news.yahoo.com/presidential-fun ... itics.html

Chief: Thanks for the lineup of the UP Business Train passenger equipment used for this run.
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby TheBoyFromNewYorkCity » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:41 pm

After leaving St. Patrick's Cathedral RFK was taken to Penn Station for the run to Washington.

When the funeral party arrived at platform it was found out that the coffin wouldn't fit.

A workman was called to remove a window.

Then, a Northbound GG1 around Elizabeth hit & killed 4 people on the tracks.


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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby Aji-tater » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:24 pm

WTF? Totally off topic and lame. :(
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:52 pm

There were Web attacks during the trains run, Virtual Railfan was attacked by an auction site, currently, loadsource.org is attacking Google now
Also some of the live steams were affected as well.
Norton was working overtime to stop the attacks.
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Re: UP 4141 George Bush 41 Funeral Train

Postby D40LF » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:19 am

The live footage from the engine was nice, but I've got to say, there were several close calls (with people moving back from the tracks with only seconds to spare). The crew must've been on the edge of their seats for the entire run (although thankfully, nobody was hit). It would have been awful if the thousands of people watching online witnessed something similar to the 844 incident earlier this year.

mtuandrew wrote:Does Omaha have any wrecked ACes that could use a new everything? May as well gut & stuff 4141, no need to donate six AC traction motors, a functional 16-710 & alternator, or an I-ETMS receiver to be a gate guardian for a presidential library.


I think the plan is to have it stuffed and mounted, although time will tell...
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