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George H W Bush - UP 4141

Summary Information
Previous Unit Number UP 8423
Date Unveiled October 18, 2005
Location of Unveiling College Station, TX
Unveiled at Formal Event? Yes
Paint Scheme Air Force One adaptation for the rails.
Typical Route for Unit Initially in Texas, more diversified recently. Below, "home rails" are considered any rails in Texas. Red text denotes the unit leaving Texas.
This Page Last Updated 12/6/2006 9:00:00 AM
Date Repainted to UP

Unit Updates
12/5/2006 - UP 4141 departs Eighteenth Street Yard, KS on the MKSFW-05 headed for Fort Worth, TX.
12/3/2006 - UP 4141 departs Council Bluffs, IA on the MCBKS-03 headed for Eighteenth Street Yard, KS. (link)
12/2/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Council Bluffs, IA on the SFWCB-01.
12/1/2006 - UP 4141 departs El Paso, TX on the SEPFW-01 headed for Fort Worth, TX. Later in the day, UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the SFWCB-02 headed for Council Bluffs, IA.
11/30/2006 - UP 4141 departs West Colton, CA on the SWCEP-30 headed for El Paso, TX on the Sunset Route.
11/29/2006 - UP 4141 moves from ICTF, CA to West Colton, CA on the SLBWC-29, arriving around 7:00pm.
11/28/2006 - UP 4141 arrives at ICTF, CA around 9:40am on the SCBLB-26. (link)
11/27/2006 - UP 4141 passes through Las Vegas, NV during the night on the SCBLB-26. (link)
11/26/2006 - UP 4141 departs on the point of the SCBLB-26, an Officers Special running from Council Bluffs, IA to ICTF, CA (in the Los Angeles area).
11/21/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Council Bluffs, IA.
11/20/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the MFWCB-20 headed for Council Bluffs, IA.
11/18/2006 - UP 4141 departs Palestine, TX headed for Fort Worth, TX on an Operation Lifesaver Special.
11/17/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX headed for Palestine, TX on an Operation Lifesaver Special. (link)
11/15/2006 - UP 4141 is placed in the shops and then later released from the shops in Houston, TX.
11/11/2006 - UP 4141 departs from Madison, IL headed for Houston, TX.
11/9/2006 - UP 4141 departs from Chicago, IL on the MCHTR-09 headed for Madison Yard in Madison, IL. (link)
11/6/2006 - UP 4141 departs from Kansas City, MO on the MKCPR-06 headed for Valley Junction (Proviso), IL.
11/3/2006 - UP 4141 departs from Tucson, AZ on the MTUKC-03 headed for Kansas City, KS.
11/1/2006 - UP 4141 departs from Kansas City, MO on the MKCTU-01 headed for Tucson, AZ.
10/31/2006 - UP 4141 is released from the shops in Kansas City, MO and is ready for general assignment.
10/30/2006 - UP 4141 goes right back into the shops, being placed in Kansas City, MO.
10/28/2006 - After a full month of warranty work in the shops in East St Louis, MO, UP 4141 is released and returns to Kansas City, MO.
9/26/2006 - UP 4141 is moved to the shops in East St Louis, MO for some EMD warranty work.
9/24/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Kansas City, MO for public display with UP 6936 and UP 844 for a celebration of Railroad Heritage.
9/22/2006 - UP 4141 departs North Little Rock, AR headed for Kansas City, MO.
9/21/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX headed for North Little Rock, AR. (link)
9/13/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX on the MHOFW-13 headed for Fort Worth, TX, perhaps in captive service.
9/7/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Houston, TX.
9/6/2006 - UP 4141 departs San Antonio, TX on the MSAHO-06 headed for Houston, TX.
9/2/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the MFWSA-02 headed for San Antonio, TX.
8/22/2006 - UP 4141 departs Englewood Yard in Houston, TX headed for Fort Worth, TX, perhaps in captive service.
8/20/2006 - UP 4141 departs Beaumont, TX headed for Houston, TX.
8/18/2006 - UP 4141 departs Ray, TX and heads for Beaumont, TX.
8/15/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Ray, TX.
8/13/2006 - UP 4141 departs Kansas City, MO headed back toward Texas.
8/12/2006 - UP 4141 arrives in Kansas City, MO.
8/10/2006 - After a few weeks in captive service, UP 4141 departs Houston, TX on the MHOKS-10 headed for Kansas City, MO.
7/24/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the MFWEW-24 headed for Englewood Yard in Houston, TX, perhaps in captive service.
7/21/2006 - UP 4141 departs Coffeyville, KS headed back to Fort Worth, TX.
7/19/2006 - UP 4141 runs on an Operation Lifesaver Special in the Coffeyville, KS area over the course of a few days.
7/18/2006 - UP 4141 leaves Texas for the first time since being unveiled, arriving in Claremore, OK at 6:45am.
7/17/2006 - UP 4141 is released from the shops in Fort Worth, TX and is placed on an Operation Lifesaver Special headed for Coffeyville, KS.
7/16/2006 - UP 4141 is placed in the shops in Fort Worth, TX.
7/15/2006 - UP 4141 departs Englewood Yard in Houston, TX on the MEWFW-15 headed for Fort Worth, TX.
7/12/2006 - UP 4141 runs on an Operation Lifesaver Special in the Houston, TX area for several days.
7/8/2006 - UP 4141 departs Bloomington, TX on the MBLEW-08 headed for Englewood Yard in Houston, TX.
7/7/2006 - UP 4141 departs Corpus Christi, TX on the MCCBL-07 headed for Bloomington, TX.
7/5/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX on the MEWBL-05 and later departs Bloomington, TX on the MBLCC-05 headed for Corpus Christi, TX.
7/4/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the MFWEW-04 headed for Englewood Yard in Houston, TX.
7/2/2006 - After completing its Operation Lifesaver duties, UP 4141 returns to Fort Worth, TX for assignment.
6/30/2006 - UP 4141 spends several days running on an Operation Lifesaver Special running in the Odessa, TX area.
6/28/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX and heads to Odessa, TX.
6/26/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX on the MHOFW-26 headed for Fort Worth, TX, possibly in captive service.
6/24/2006 - UP 4141 departs Bloomington, TX on the MBLLI-24 headed for Livonia, LA. UP 4141 is pulled off the MBLLI-24 and returns to Houston, TX.
6/23/2006 - UP 4141 departs makes a round trip between Bloomington, TX and Corpus Christi, TX.
6/22/2006 - UP 4141 departs Corpus Christi, TX on the MCCBL-22 headed for Bloomington, TX.
6/20/2006 - Getting the farthest away from its normal rails that it has so far, UP 4141 heads for Corpus Christi, TX.
6/17/2006 - UP 4141 departs Fort Worth, TX on the MFWEW-17 headed for Englewood Yard in Houston, TX.
6/16/2006 - UP 4141 departs Houston, TX on the MHOFW-15 headed for Fort Worth, TX.
6/14/2006 - UP 4141 is released from the shops in Fort Worth, TX and departs on the MFWEW-14 headed for Englewood Yard in Houston, TX.
6/13/2006 - Mechanical problems in route to Odessa, TX cause UP 4141 to be setout and sent to the shops in Fort Worth, TX for repairs.
6/12/2006 - For the first time since entering revenue service, UP 4141 leaves its Houston-Fort Worth runs and heads for Odessa, TX.
6/11/2006 - UP 4141 is released from the shops in Fort Worth, TX and is ready for assignment.
6/9/2006 - UP 4141 is placed in the shops in Fort Worth, TX.
5/9/2006 - UP 4141 is broken apart from Heritage Unit UP 1982 (MoPac). UP 4141 continues in captive service between Houston, TX and Fort Worth, TX on the MHOFW or MEWFW trains.
4/14/2006 - UP 4141 is again paired with Heritage Unit UP 1982 (MoPac) in captive service between Houston, TX and Fort Worth, TX. (link)
2/25/2006 - UP 4141 is broken apart from Heritage Units UP 1982 (MoPac) and UP 1988 (Katy) in Houston, TX. UP 4141 continues in captive service between Houston, TX and Fort Worth, TX on the MHOFW or MEWFW trains.
11/25/2005 - UP 4141 along with Heritage Unit UP 1982 (MoPac) and Heritage Unit UP 1988 (Katy) depart Houston, TX on the MHOFW-25 headed for Fort Worth, TX in captive service.
11/23/2005 - UP 4141 is paired with Heritage Unit UP 1982 (MoPac) and Heritage Unit UP 1988 (Katy) on the MFWEW-23. The trio are expected to run in captive service between Houston, TX and Fort Worth, TX. (link)
11/21/2005 - After completing its run on the College Station passenger special, UP 4141 heads for Fort Worth, TX for general assignment.
11/20/2005 - UP 4141 returns to College Station, TX on the point of the passenger special which ran to Dallas the day before. (link)
11/19/2005 - UP 4141 departs College Station, TX on a special train running to Dallas, TX for the night.
10/23/2005 - UP 4141 is placed on display at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) at the Presidential Library. (link)
10/18/2005 - UP 4141 is unveiled at a special ceremony at Texas A&M (College Station, TX) in which President George H W Bush and UP CEO Dick Davidson attended. (link)
10/8/2005 - UP 4141 (still numbered as UP 8423) heads for College Station, TX covered by a tarp on the SGNCO-08. (link)
9/13/2005 - It is announced that there will be a special unit honoring the George H W Bush Presidential Library. The Library will feature an exhibit on the history of trains in the United States from mid-October 2005 through July 2006. The unit will be on display from the time of its unveiling in October until mid-November. (link)
Note: Red Text in the status above indicates the unit is significantly away from its heritage railroads "home" rails.

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