Series of serendipitous events leads to restoration of historic mural in train car

Series of serendipitous events leads to restoration of historic mural in train car

Brecksville Magazine | Jacqueline Mitchell, July 19, 2019

It took 1,498 hours of scraping glue with 267 scalpel blades and 96 hours of carving and painting. But once the painstaking work was done, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad volunteers had something beautiful to show for it: a restored historic mural on CVSR’s Saint Lucie Sound railcar.

The volunteers’ work revealed a 1946 linoleum mural depicting Seminole Indians on the car’s curved bar, which had been shielded by glue and carpeting in 1982 to disguise its cracked appearance.

Lifelong Brecksville resident Carol Schroeder led the volunteer team of “Scrappy Scrapers,” as they dubbed themselves. Members were Polly Bowman, Kathy Eitel, Martha Grzelak, Joe Grzelak, Cherie Harris, Dave Harris, Roy Moore, Mary Spencer, Gary Spencer and Eileen Strauss, plus carver and painter Regis Schilling.

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Katie Brewer

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