Bush 41 train

rrman posted:

OOPs look like some one beat me to it!  Sharp looking paint scheme though.  Wonder how long it will remain painted before going back to Armour yellow?

4141's been painted in honor of GHWB since 2005 and has been basically stored serviceable since 2007.  I seriously doubt it will be repainted Armor Yellow anytime soon, if at all.

Rusty

Rusty Traque posted:
rrman posted:

OOPs look like some one beat me to it!  Sharp looking paint scheme though.  Wonder how long it will remain painted before going back to Armour yellow?

4141's been painted in honor of GHWB since 2005 and has been basically stored serviceable since 2007.  I seriously doubt it will be repainted Armor Yellow anytime soon, if at all.

Rusty

Rusty is correct. Also, the "inside information" on the UP indicates that unit 4141 will have all its most valuable and usable major components removed, and then donated/displayed at the Bush Library there at Texas A&M University. Thus, it will NOT be "painted Armour yellow"!

I bought the MTH version of the SD70ACe George Bush, cab No. 4141, catalog No. 20-2828-1, shortly after I started in O-Gauge. I ran it frequently until mid 2011, and then put it on the shelf. After watching the funeral procession and train today, I took it from the shelf (did not need dusting as the shelves are covers with a Plexiglas front), put it on the track, and it ran just fine right away.

Funny (or sad) how ignorant some (many) news people are. They referred to this locomotive as "the leading car of the train, which has just been painted air-force-one blue"

Then another one mentioned how nice it was of UP to paint this car just for the funeral. And followed up by saying that it would be repainted yellow soon.

I know, I know; they do not have to be railroad experts - but seldom, if ever, have I heard anyone refer to a locomotive as the lead car of a train.

Now is time to go back and run my Bush 4141 

Alex

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lpb007 posted:
Ingeniero No1 posted:
.... which has just been painted air-force-one blue"

Then another one mentioned how nice it was of UP to paint this car just for the funeral.  ....

AND UP did this virtually overnight.  Pat

No, the didn't! The UP management team has been planning this event for many years, even with input from President Bush himself, especially about "his train".

lpb007 posted:
Ingeniero No1 posted:
.... which has just been painted air-force-one blue"

Then another one mentioned how nice it was of UP to paint this car just for the funeral.  ....

AND UP did this virtually overnight.  Pat

Although we are at a somber point, this was intended to be a humorous comment on the public reaction. The shop forces at Jenks Shops, did a notable job outshopping and putting this locomotive on the road in a very short time.  Pat B.

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turbine posted:

It's making and historic run, It will in up if not in bush's library, someone's museum...Waiting on Lionel or MTH to make a modern day funeral train.

You can replicate it closely already. Lionel did a UP business train 21" passenger car set in last year's catalog and a theater car in a more recent catalog (now I'm kicking myself because I didn't buy the diner). It's fairly close, though not an exact match for the business train that was the funeral train. The cars are nice, but need some finishing with respect to the interiors. I don't recall if the doors open on the baggage car and wouldn't want to cut into them to replace the doors with glass panels.

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Ingeniero No1 posted:

I bought the MTH version of the SD70ACe George Bush, cab No. 4141, catalog No. 20-2828-1, shortly after I started in O-Gauge. I ran it frequently until mid 2011, and then put it on the shelf. After watching the funeral procession and train today, I took it from the shelf (did not need dusting as the shelves are covers with a Plexiglas front), put it on the track, and it ran just fine right away.


Now is time to go back and run my Bush 4141 

Alex

Of course, once the 41, with all serviceable components removed, is set up at the HW library,  you will have to remove your 4141 model's motors, lights, and boards to now be protypically correct!!

You gotta love the Union Pacific.  Look at that equipment, all spit shined and polished.  Kind of makes you proud to be an American, watching the care and dedication afforded George HW Bush, whether you agreed with his views or not.  

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Although I wish I had a layout - I don't. Maybe someday I will but for now I'm just a an autograph collector and Presidential buff. I would like to buy one of the soon to be produced reissues of teh Bush 4141. Which is a better display unit? The Lionel or the MTH? I imagine that Lionel is preferable because of the history associated with it. Which unit has better detail and looks more realistic? If anyone wants to see my collection - please look at TheKaplanCollection.com

 

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