Markets to celebrate 100 years of the Kempsey railway line

Have you started your Christmas shopping?

RAIL DISASTERS: Inspecting the damage caused to the railway line in 1949. The Line was plagued with problems over the last 100 years.

RAIL DISASTERS: Inspecting the damage caused to the railway line in 1949. The Line was plagued with problems over the last 100 years.

On Sunday November 26, there will be plenty of options for one of a kind, from the heart gifts for you to purchase from the array of market stalls set up on display in the paddock next to the railway line at Kempsey Station.

There will be 50 market stalls with tempting food, coffee and ice cream.

Peruse tables of clothes and selected plants, gourmet condiments, glass art, toys and a jumping castle to entertain the kids.

Enjoy the live music and pick up some gifts for Christmas while with the family on day out celebrating 100 years of the local railway.

The tin hare vintage train is booked for joy rides, experience the rail road for yourself.

THE START: Construction of the Kempsey Railway in 1917.

THE START: Construction of the Kempsey Railway in 1917.

RAILWAY REFRESHMENTS: The first railway refreshment rooms in NSW were set up in 1872 to provide hot and cold beverages to travellers plus spirits.

RAILWAY REFRESHMENTS: The first railway refreshment rooms in NSW were set up in 1872 to provide hot and cold beverages to travellers plus spirits.

Celebrating 50 years ago

In 1967 the community of Kempsey celebrated the 50th anniversary of the railway coming to the town.

A highlight of the celebrations was the arrival of a two-engine, four-carriage vintage train that had collected passengers at Telegraph Point. Over 2000 spectators were at the Kempsey Railway Station to greet the historic train. Many of the spectators were also in period dress adding to the occasion.

Be there on Sunday to take part in the 100 years celebrations with the local community, the markets will be on from 9am-3pm with the highlight of the day sure to be the Tin Hare train rides.