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George H.W. Bush laid to rest in private ceremony at presidential library

Train painted like Air Force One for George H.W. Bush's funeral
Funeral train carries President George H.W. Bush's casket to Bush presidential library in college station. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Before George H.W. Bush was laid to rest next to his wife Barbara and daughter Robin at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, a procession took place from Houston to Texas A&M University's library grounds via presidential funeral train, the first such procession since Dwight Eisenhower, the Associated Press reports.

Details: In 2005, the locomotive was unveiled for a special exhibit at the library, and was intended to be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. "The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies," the AP writes.

The funeral train carries President George H.W. Bush's casket to the library in College Station, Texas.

People waving along George H.W. Bush's remains via train in Texas
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Onlookers wave and salute the presidential funeral train as it passes by.

Children and men saluting the 41 train on for Bush's funeral
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Members of the public lining the route to pay their respects can be seen from the carriage carrying the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush.

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Family and friends attend a funeral service for George H.W. Bush in Houston.

Funeral procession in Houston for George H.W. Bush
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Jets fly overhead before the internment ceremony of President George H.W. Bush.

Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

The 41st president was laid to rest in a private ceremony surrounded by close relatives and friends.

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