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The trademark blue decorated locomotive that took President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place was a plan in the making for many years. The locomotive was actually unveiled by Union Pacific in 2005. reported, “Scott Moore, a senior vice president and spokesman for UP, said the train’s light and dark blue colors derive from the colors of Air Force One at the time Bush was the nation’s chief executive. It is one of UP’s 16 commemorative locomotives.”
Gerry Shrum, Pleasanton resident and Union Pacific engineer for 25 years, was one of the four train crews that had the honor of being a part of the funeral following Bush’ death Friday, Nov. 30.

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