CVSR & ICA to Restore Mural Aboard St. Lucie Sound Car

ICA’s Senior Paintings Conservator, Andrea Chevalier, trains volunteers from the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to remove adhesive from the mural on the historic  St. Lucie Sound train car’s bar.

CVSR Restoring Mural Aboard the St. Lucie Sound Car

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is working with ICA – Art Conservation on a new project to restore a mural on the Saint Lucie Sound car. The Saint Lucie Sound is a luxury, sleek tavern lounge observation car, acquired by CVSR from the Haslinger family in 1995. It was built in 1946 by the Budd Company for the Florida East Coast Railroad. Throughout its many years of service, the Saint Lucie went through several changes, altering the original character of the interior.

In 1982 R. Gordon Chaplin, who worked for Canadian General Tower Limited in Cambridge, Ontario, purchased the Saint Lucie Sound. The car was refurbished during this time. In this redesign, carpeting was glued over the front of the bar area.

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