Reconfiguring Coach Car #6217 to an Executive Coach Car
Coach Car #6217 was built by the Budd Company in 1947 for the Seaboard Coast Line. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) acquired this coach in November 1996. In the fall of 2019 the car was converted to an executive coach as part of CVSR’s Powering Ahead capital campaign in support of a master plan to expand, enhance & preserve its fleet. The car now offers more comfortable seating, tables for serving drinks and snacks or hors d'oeuvres, new carpeting, paint and curtains, restroom upgrades and electrical improvements. The renovations are intended to improve the versatility of the car for use in a variety of excursions, serving individuals/families, businesses and community organizations. See below for before and after pictures of the upgrades!