“I wanted my kids to see this as a historical event and something that they will probably never again see. And. We wanted to show our respect for what he did for the country and. What I really is. He's very he was a family man. And that really got to me. We're very family oriented and. We just wanted to come and pay our respects. “
7. American flag is hanging off a telephone company cherry picker
8. A woman peers out of her window looking for train
9. The Bush 4141 slows down and rolls through Navasota, the hearse car has a PlexiGlass window in which President Bush’s casket is visible, family members and friends wave back at crowd through the windows of the train’s passenger car, the train leaves frame and leaves town
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Carl Dry, Korean War Veteran:
“Means a lot to me. We. As vets try to look out for each other and care for each other. He was a great leader. “
11. Crowd begins disperse from the train tracks after the 4141 passed through town
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Dean Hulsey, Brenham, Texas: resident
“It's worth every penny every minute to say goodbye to such a great man and great family. “
13. Sign hanging from power lines thanking the 41st president
“Well worth the time to be here. Worth standing out in the cold and rain. It was actually a very moving experience for me to wave to the family as they went by and wave the American flag and. Just honor the man and the family.”
15. Police officers start wrapping up tape keeping onlookers a safe distance form the train tracks
Despite periodic rains, hundreds carrying American flags gathered on either side of the train tracks in Navasota, Texas, to watch the “Bush 4141” go by.
Red, white and blue buntings adorned historic building balconies, as well as giant black nylon bows.
A banner hung from power lines which read, “President George H.W. Bush, thank you for a lifetime of service.”
People in the crowd got a last look at the president’s coffin, which sat in a hearse car visible through a PlexiGlass window.
Members of the funeral party in the passenger cars waved at the onlookers as the train, horns blaring, left town, the entire procession lasting no longer than a minute.
Judy Hulsey said it was a "very moving experience" to be able to wave at the Bush.
Hulsey, of Brenham, was among those who went to Navasota to watch as the train passed through on its way to College Station.
She said it was worth standing out in the cold and rain to be able to honor Bush and his family.
Kerry Dunford, of Rosenberg, said, "I think it's great for the country to do this sort of thing so more people can be a part of showing their respects and giving a tribute to this man who truly deserves it."