The hearse carrying the body of President George H.W. Bush arrived at a Union Pacific facility north of Houston, Texas, where his casket was placed on a special train that will take him to the city where he’ll be laid to rest.
People lined the route from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to the train facility in Spring to pay tribute to the 41st president, who died last week at age 94.
Bush was remembered during a funeral service Thursday morning as a deeply religious family man.
The train will take his casket, family and closest friends about 70 miles to College Station, where Bush will be buried later Thursday during a private service at his presidential library.
Bush will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953.