Gay Couple to Be Married On Mural Arts Love Train for the First Time

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Mural Arts‘ annual Love Train is gearing up to embark on its fifth and final journey on February 8th. The trek is a slow-speed, privately chartered tour of Steve Powers’ now-iconic Love Letter project on the Market-Frankford Line, and, as always, organizers are choosing one lucky local couple to be married on the tour. This year, however, there’s a little twist: To celebrate the first year of marriage equality in Pennsylvania, that lucky couple will be same-sex.

Everything has been planned: Judge Dan Anders, Philly’s first openly gay male judge, will do the honors as the train saunters past the 50 Love Letter murals that are scattered throughout West Philly. A reception at Loews Philadelphia Hotel will end the tour, with cake and champagne. But there’s one major component missing: the couple!

Mural Arts is still on the look out for some lovebirds who want to tie the knot on the Love Train. Interested parties can send an email to for consideration.

If you just want to ride and enjoy the view, a limited number of tickets ($35 each and $60 per couple) can be purchased at or by calling 215-925-3633.