(Washington, DC) -- Preparations are underway for former President George H.W. Bush's week long funeral services. Kevin Eckstrom is the Washington National Cathedral spokesman.
Beginning tonight, Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. through Wednesday morning. The Rotunda will be open to the public during that time.
A funeral will take place later Wednesday morning at the National Cathedral. From there, Bush's body will be transported to Houston where he'll lie in repose, with a guard of honor until Thursday morning when a second funeral will take place at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
The body of President George H.W. Bush will later this week be taken by train from Spring to Texas A&M for his burial.
The Union Pacific route will pass through Magnolia, past the Texas Renaissance Festival, and through Navasota to College Station.
The train leaves the Houston area at 1 p.m. on Thursday, after a funeral at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. It will take about two-and-a-half hours for the train to make the nonstop trip. Other presidents who have made their final trip by train include Lincoln, Grant, FDR, and Eisenhower.