HOUSTON | Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

HOUSTON | Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

HOUSTON  — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W.

Bush’s remains toward their final resting place in Texas on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an emotional home state farewell.

Some people laid coins along the tracks that wound through small town Texas so a 420,000-pound locomotive pulling the nation’s first funeral train in nearly half a century could crunch them into souvenirs.

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