President George H.W. Bush's body traveled by train to his last home in College Station, Texas, almost a week after the 41st president of the United States died at 94.
His coffin was loaded aboard a locomotive number 4141, which had a car specially equipped with clear side panels so that people could pay homage to the former commander in chief while the train rolled , reported the Associated Press.
Thousands of people presented themselves to do just that: bring flags and signs or put coins along the tracks to be flattened by the memorial train.
The train traveled from Houston, where a second memorial service was held in the Episcopal church of St. Martin, at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Memorial, where he was buried in the family plot with his wife, Barbara Bush and daughter Robin Bush, who died at 3 years of leukemia.
It was the first procession of the train in almost 50 years. The most recent was for President Dwight D. Eisenhower 49 years ago. The first, according to the AP, was for President Abraham Lincoln.
The former commander in chief died last Friday. His casket was in the state of the United States Capitol on Monday, and a service ̵