How media outlets covered the Bush funeral train

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The funeral train for President George H.W. Bush passes through Spring, Texas, on Thursday.
Matthew Holman

Thursday’s funeral train for former President George H.W. Bush brought Americans trackside and focused the nation’s attention on railroads in rare fashion. Here’s a look at how some major media outlets covered the train:

The New York Times included its coverage of the funeral train in an article that also covered Thursday’s funeral in Houston, as well the former president’s burial.

The Associated Press provided some background on how the funeral train came to be, and its historical predecessors.

The Houston Chronicle reported on the spectators who lined the train’s route.

The Austin Statesman-American had an article on the “genuine love” for Bush on train’s arrival in College Station, Texas, where the former president was buried, and a column by Ken Herman on watching the train pass through Todd Mission, Texas.

Fox News included the train in an overview of Thursday’s events.

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