When you listen, train whistles can be heard echoing in the lives of Tim Foley and Tammy Pine.
He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 99, which met at the High Line Train Station in Greencastle, his mother, Erma, was a den mother and he’s always loved the station.
After the pair, who had known each other since they were children and graduated from Greencastle in 1986, reconnected on Facebook years later, their first date was at Romeo’s — located in the former Cumberland Valley Railroad station in Mercersburg.
When they decided to wed, they thought about having photos taken at the train station and went Scott Sutton to get permission. They started talking and Sutton, president of the Greencastle Area Youth Foundation, which manages the station, asked if they wanted to get married there.
After a year of planning, on Sept. 23 Tim and Tammy became the first couple to wed at the train station.
Guests received invitations and programs that looked like train tickets. They were greeted at the door of the South Jefferson Street station by Harry Foley, father of the groom, who looked “splendid in his conductor outfit,” according to Sutton. Complete with a pocket watch, he punched guests’ tickets as they entered.
Wedding-goers found the station decorated with old trunks, a vintage suitcase and a lace umbrella, according to the bride, the daughter of Merle and Linda Pine. An afghan featuring Greencastle scenes depicts a couple standing in the window of the station and the bride and groom recreated that pose.
At 4 p.m., the whistle blew and the ceremony started. In a nod to the groom’s favorite football team, the ring bearer carried a football and the bridal party wore Miami Dolphins football colors.
Afterward, the newlyweds were taken by horse-drawn carriage to the reception at Blue Heron Events Center. As they reached Center Square, a train went by the station.
Before the ceremony, photos of the wedding party were taken with a Pennsylvania Railroad car at Norlo Park in Fayetteville and at the reception, the wine was from Jan Zell Wines, which is located in an old train station, Tammy noted.
After a honeymoon at Riviera Maya in Mexico, the couple returned to their home on Madison Street in Greencastle and their jobs, she is an insurance agent with Michael Starr in Chambersburg and he is a driver for UPS in Frederick.