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Date: 12/02/18 11:04
4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: czuleget

https://abc7.com/politics/bush-4141-train-to-transport-pres-george-hw-bush/4813537/?fbclid=IwAR2t_t6KXLCQ9kwnbjWqlmRslGjaMWACoV2rgfoFlFBxVEBId51ov6i-Aew

The link to ABC 7 may or may not work looking for another link. 

Seems to work on my I phone jus fine. 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/18 11:34 by czuleget.



Date: 12/02/18 11:51
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: Bob3985

Just texted my friend at Jenks shop and 4141 is currently in route to Houston for the ceremonies.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/02/18 14:15
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: andersonb109

What a great gesture by the railway to honor this great man. Too bad ABC-7 doesn't know the difference between a locomotive and a "train." 



Date: 12/02/18 14:45
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: PHall

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> What a great gesture by the railway to honor this
> great man. Too bad ABC-7 doesn't know the
> difference between a locomotive and a "train." 

99.999% of the population doesn't either. And they don't need to know either.
But someone who's job is governed by the rules had better know.



Date: 12/02/18 14:51
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: Hookdragkick

Put that bad boy on a highlighted Z train. 



Date: 12/02/18 14:52
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: sptno

Remember  most are college education with a communications or journalism degree.
Pat
South Austin, TX



Date: 12/02/18 15:20
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: CSX602

That's for posting the link (it works!)...   
The story isn't exactly correct in that the unit has not been in storage since the dedication.   There are plenty of photos on rrpicturearchives showing the unit in freight service in 2006-2009 and again in 2011.



Date: 12/02/18 15:39
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: Bob3985

CSX602 Wrote:
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> That's for posting the link (it works!)...   
> The story isn't exactly correct in that the unit
> has not been in storage since the dedication. 
>  There are plenty of photos on rrpicturearchives
> showing the unit in freight service in 2006-2009
> and again in 2011.
This is correct but I believe it has been stored servicable for the past few years at Jenks.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/02/18 15:59
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: elueck

4141 Arrived in Spring, TX this morning and is parked inside the yard there.
 



Date: 12/02/18 17:11
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: tomstp

Here from UP's web site is the funeral train and other info.
https://www.up.com/media/media_kit/bush41/index.htm



Date: 12/02/18 18:48
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: SD80MACfan

Does anyone know if the 4141 will be donated to the Presidential Library after this?



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Date: 12/02/18 19:10
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: dan

sad this day has come, he would been a two term president if wern't for Ross Perot dividing the republicans.  



Date: 12/02/18 20:09
Re: 4141 to take HW Bush to final resting place.
Author: radar

dan Wrote:
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> sad this day has come, he would been a two term
> president if wern't for Ross Perot dividing the
> republicans.  

A recession and, "read my lips, no new taxes," didn't do Bush any favors.  I doubt there was a path through the electoral college for Bush, whether Ross Perot ran, or not. 



Date: 12/03/18 07:38
Re: 1992 Election
Author: CSX602

radar Wrote:
> A recession... 

... which had actually ended the prior year but the NBER had not announced yet (they officially announced in Dec 1992, 6 weeks after the election, that the recession had actually ended 21-months earlier in March 1991)

The bigger problem had been the loss of jobs in 1990-1991, but by the time the economists announced (in early 1993) that job growth in 1992 had been more than the job losses in 1990-1991, the election was history.    Clinton had managed to make the election hot topic the domestic economy, which was very wise on his part because the numbers showing the economy was improving in late 1991 and through 1992 were, due to the usual identification and reporting delays, not going to be made until after the election.

BTW, in nearly every state Clinton won, the difference between Clinton and Bush vote totals was usually about half to one third of the votes Perot received...  Arkansas was the only state where Clinton received more than 50% of the votes.  Overall Clinton got 43% of votes, Bush 38% and Perot 19%.  If 70% of the Perot votes (many of which were placed by independants and republicans) had gone to Bush, the results would have been a landslide the other way and Bush easily reelected.

So you are correct in that the economy was a factor, but the delay in recovery and Perot getting nearly 20% of votes is what kept Bush from having a second term. (that and not everybody realizing yet what a character Slick Willy was)



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Date: 12/03/18 10:59
Re: 1992 Election
Author: dan

    Bush worked across the aisle, .  Republicans didn't hold majority in congress at the time, iirc .   He did  what was best for country and not himself.  He had to raise taxes and produced a surplus.

What really sucks is he was one of  the last vestige of greatest generation, which is almost gone, same age as my dad as well.   They saved us all.  




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/18 13:26 by dan.



Date: 12/03/18 13:20
Re: 1992 Election
Author: CSX602

Dan, you do remember correctly...   Bush had to work across the aisle as both the Senate and House were Democratic controlled - with the latter doing the appropriations (which were increasing domestically) leaving Bush with a choice of cutting military, raising taxes, or raising debt.  



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