Thursday, December 01, 2005


The 4141 Robber Baron Express
(actually named the 4141 Express)

Now Talk About Your Train Wrecks...

Union Pacific Robber Baron Edward Henry Harriman (E.H. Harriman), Standard Oil cofounder William Rockefeller and their business partners Buckeye Castings President Samuel Prescott Bush (who got his job at Buckeye from William and John's brother Frank Rockefeller), and banker George Herbert Walker; who along with their sons W. Averell Harriman (S&B 1913) (US Secretary of Commerce and Ambassador) Edward "Bunny" Roland Harriman (S&B 1917) (Chairman of the American Red Cross), Percy Avery Rockefeller (S&B 1900), George Herbert Walker Jr. (S&B 1927) (President of G.H. Walker & Co. & cofounder of the New York Mets) and Prescott Sheldon Bush (S&B 1917)(US Senator from Connecticut).....who were all founding partners of W.A. Harriman & Co. and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

All of these men must have had their own little Thanksgiving celebration down in Hell last week. Thankful for the fact that Americans have still not yet smarten up to the very blatant raping of their own country! After was major railroads deals, railcar couplings manufacturing -(the buckeye coupler) and the transporation of oil to the masses that brought these Yale Skull & Bonesmen (and their families) all together!!

It is likely E.H. Harriman's former general counsels were also giving thanks last week. Harriman's first general counsel was the former 50 year (1882-1932) Texas law firm partner Baker Botts, Judge Robert Scott Lovett, who's son (former U.S. Secretary of Defense) Robert Abercrombie Lovett (S&B 1918), who married Brown Brothers Harriman founding partner George Brown's daughter Adele Quarterly Brown and served as a senior partner at Brown Brothers for many years. Harriman's second general counsel was Maxwell Evarts (S&B 1884). Maxwell's father was the former United States Attorney General, United States Secretary of State and the United States Senator from New York...William Maxwell Evarts (S&B 1837). Maxwell Evarts was also the great-grandson of Yale College's former treasurer and America's founding father Roger Sherman.

Note: Prescott Sheldon Bush (S&B 1917) was of course was the father of United States President George Herbert Walker Bush (S&B 1947) and the grandfather of the current United States President George Walker Bush (S&B 1968).

Additional Note: (S&B YYYY) = Yale Skull & Bones and their year of initiation into the world's most secret society.

Train Excursion - November 19-20, 2005
Source: George Bush Presidential Museum & Library

Join us as the Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library presents a unique opportunity to return to simpler days by traveling aboard vintage Union Pacific rail cars pulled by Union Pacific’s newest locomotive dedicated in honor of the 41st President of the United States. You will be surrounded by history and luxury as we travel from College Station to Dallas aboard Union Pacific’s heritage fleet. Along the way you will learn the rich history of how the railroad helped shape Central Texas. The 4141 Express will depart College Station at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th and depart from Dallas on Sunday, November 20th at 12:00 p.m. This fabulous weekend trip will be November 19th and 20th and includes round trip train travel, a catered lunch both days, a luxurious room at the beautiful Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Dallas with complimentary breakfast Sunday morning, and unlimited travel on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

There are five different rail car seating levels available. With any package, you receive a welcome packet that includes your boarding passes, along-the-way rail trip map, train consist, maps and general information for attractions in downtown Dallas as well as a schedule of special events associated with the Bush Museum exhibit Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse. Travelers also receive a commemorative lapel pin and lunch both days.

The Coach car features comfortable, roomy reclining seats with leg rests. The Dome Coach has a 360 degree view of the passing countryside. The Diner car features relaxed lounge seating plus a limited edition commemorative Bush Museum overnight bag. The Dome Diner features comfortable bench seats with tables and a 360 degree view. With this package, you also receive a guided “behind the scenes” tour for up to ten people of the Bush Library. The Dome Lounge features plush lounge seating with lots of room to move around. In addition, you will be treated to a 360 degree view of the passing countryside while in the dome. Dome Lounge passengers also will receive unlimited admission to the Bush Museum for one year and invitations to special Bush Museum programs in conjunction with the railroad exhibit.

Many exciting opportunities await the travelers upon their arrival at Union Station in downtown Dallas. Within minutes you can be at the top of Reunion Tower, the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas World Aquarium, the Sixth Floor Museum and West Village, Dallas’ newest hot spot for shopping, dining and entertainment. Tours are also available of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. All of these attractions can be reached on DART. No matter how you spend your weekend, we are sure you will have a great time. So get on board and join us for this exciting and historic trip!

Additional Sources:

George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, by Webster Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, 1991

Oral Interview with Robert A. Lovett, Truman Presidential Museum & Library, July 7, 1971; Richard D. McKinzie and Theodore A. Wilson



Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

David S. Brown Biography and Collection

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