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Date: 12/06/18 06:37
NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: Theowhitey

It's in the New York Times, so it must be true...

"Seventy years after that trip in the Studebaker, Mr. Bush’s funeral train will take him on one last journey through the state on Thursday, this time in a Union Pacific locomotive. The train, named Union Pacific 4141, will travel 70 miles through Magnolia, Navasota and other small towns, led by a 4,300-horsepower locomotive painted blue, gray and white in homage to the colors of Air Force One."

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/bush-texas-funeral-burial.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Of course, referencing the 2005 unveiling of UP 4141, NYT also reports that "Then, for about two short miles, he took his funeral train out for a spin."

-Ted
 



Date: 12/06/18 07:44
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: HotWater

Theowhitey Wrote:
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> It's in the New York Times, so it must be true...
>
> "Seventy years after that trip in the Studebaker,
> Mr. Bush’s funeral train will take him on one
> last journey through the state on Thursday, this
> time in a Union Pacific locomotive. The train,
> named Union Pacific 4141, will travel 70 miles
> through Magnolia, Navasota and other small towns,
> led by a 4,300-horsepower locomotive painted blue,
> gray and white in homage to the colors of Air
> Force One."
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/bush-texas-f
> uneral-burial.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stori
> es&pgtype=Homepage
>
> Of course, referencing the 2005 unveiling of UP
> 4141, NYT also reports that "Then, for about two
> short miles, he took his funeral train out for a
> spin."
>
> -Ted


Journalism is DEAD!!!!! 



Date: 12/06/18 07:52
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: Lackawanna484

What is the Union Pacific name for the special train, and its return?



Date: 12/06/18 10:12
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: ATSF3751

HotWater Wrote:
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> Theowhitey Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It's in the New York Times, so it must be
> true...
> >
> > "Seventy years after that trip in the
> Studebaker,
> > Mr. Bush’s funeral train will take him on one
> > last journey through the state on Thursday,
> this
> > time in a Union Pacific locomotive. The train,
> > named Union Pacific 4141, will travel 70 miles
> > through Magnolia, Navasota and other small
> towns,
> > led by a 4,300-horsepower locomotive painted
> blue,
> > gray and white in homage to the colors of Air
> > Force One."
> >
> >
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/bush-texas-f
>
> >
> uneral-burial.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stori
>
> > es&pgtype=Homepage
> >
> > Of course, referencing the 2005 unveiling of UP
> > 4141, NYT also reports that "Then, for about
> two
> > short miles, he took his funeral train out for
> a
> > spin."
> >
> > -Ted
>
>
> Journalism is DEAD!!!!! 

Don't take it personally. I wasn't said to raise your blood pressure. "Take a spin" is only a figure of speech. Some railbuffs take themselves and their hobby way to seriously. 



Date: 12/06/18 10:22
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: Theowhitey

rantoul Wrote:
> President Bush's spirit will be in the engineer seat and at the throttle
I couldn't agree more.

rantoul Wrote:
>and the 2005 story is correct.
No, the 2005 part of the story is incorrect. It was a locomotive that he took for a spin. The funeral train wasn't present, because it did not exist.

-Ted



Date: 12/06/18 10:41
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: srlawton

I submitted a comment to NYT on that first blunder, then gave up. 



Date: 12/06/18 20:36
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: MojaveBill

NO ONE on TV could understand the difference between a TRAIN and a LOCOMOTIVE!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 12/07/18 05:44
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: Lackawanna484

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> NO ONE on TV could understand the difference
> between a TRAIN and a LOCOMOTIVE!


Yes.

That was so consistent that I asked on another thread if UP was operating it as "funeral train 4141" or something similar.

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Date: 12/07/18 18:56
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: justalurker66

It would be interesting to know what they called it on the radio.
I have seen "Train Force One" but consider that an unofficial name, if ever used by the railroad at all.

As far as "riding in the locomotive" they have certainly earned the title of "the failing New York Times" this time.
 



Date: 12/07/18 20:38
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: DavidP

I guess they bypassed the dead man’s switch....

Dave



Date: 12/07/18 20:42
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: JimBaker

I have heard 'UP 4141' as the Train ID.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 12/08/18 06:11
Re: NYT: President Bush to ride in locomotive
Author: Lackawanna484

JimBaker Wrote:
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> I have heard 'UP 4141' as the Train ID.


Thanks

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