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Union Pacific Challenger 3985 Returns to College Station

Date(s): June 13, 2004 to December 31, 1969
The George Bush Presidential Library welcomes Union Pacific's "Challenger" steam locomotive #3985 to College Station on Sunday June 13, 2004. The Challenger will be pulling a special train transporting selected guests of former President George H.W. Bush to events at the George Bush Library. The locomotive will arrive in College Station between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and stop in the vicinity of Wellborn Road and Highway 60 (University Drive). The locomotive will head north shortly after 11:00 a.m. to turn around for the return trip to Houston. The 3985 will return to College Station between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and will stop in the vicinity of George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road near the Olsen Field baseball stadium. The 3985 will depart for Houston between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Although no official public inspection of the locomotive is scheduled, it can easily be viewed from public property along Wellborn Road in College Station.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091