OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday Union Pacific Train 4141 stopped in Omaha, the train that carried George H. W. Bush to his final resting place in Texas.
Hundreds showed up for the event.
Union Pacific has a long history of transporting presidents and a long history with Omaha. Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations for Union Pacific, Scott Moore, said, ""when your history is ingrained with the city of Omaha like Union Pacific's is we decided if we bring that locomotive out, will Omaha come see it? I think Omaha came out to see it today and it's a great experience."
The Everets were just one of the families in attendance Sunday. Mom, Carrie said, "this is probably a once in a lifetime thing for our family to see the train here and we've been watching it on the news and our kids have seen what's been going on." Dad, Brad said, "this is going to be something that different generations are looking at and to be able to bring our kids out here at this moment in time it's something that they will always remember and it was great to do it."
The train will be on display until Wednesday, December 12th. It's final stopping point is still being determined.