Rail motor driver Kevin Power is happy to behind the wheel of the Silver Bullet railmotor again. Short trips on the Silver Bullet will be offered at tomorrow’s twilight market at the Old Gympie Railway Station.
Rail motor driver Kevin Power is happy to behind the wheel of the Silver Bullet railmotor again. Short trips on the Silver Bullet will be offered at tomorrow’s twilight market at the Old Gympie Railway Station. Craig Warhurst

Experience the Bullet

SHORT rail trips on the Silver Bullet railmotor will be a highlight of tomorrow's twilight markets at the Old Gympie Railway Station from 6-8pm.

Mary Valley Heritage Railway president Tony Hallam said to celebrate the heritage rail receiving permission to resume short passenger rail trips, the Silver Bullet would be offering trips up the rail yard while the market was in progress.

Cost is only $2 dollars a head.

"This is a good opportunity to support the Rattler and have an enjoyable start to the evening," Mr Hallam said.

Mary Valley Heritage Rail manager Jim Walker said if past twilight markets were anything to go on, tomorrow's market would be a big success.

"The atmosphere of Old Gympie Station gives the markets a unique feel," Mr Walker said.

"With the fleet of heritage carriages open for the public to view and with the Club Car being used as a food tasting facility, there is certainly a heritage railway 'flavour' about the twilight markets."

Mr Walker said this would be the last twilight market until after winter.

"After consultation with involved parties and with the cooler months approaching we decided to go into recess through winter," Mr Walker said.

"The cooler months will certainly slow a twilight event, so after the market this Saturday we will start planning for re-commencement of the twilight markets in September".

Bianca Nagy, operator of the Refreshment Rooms Cafe at the heritage-listed Old Gympie Station, the markets gave patrons the opportunity to explore the old station, have a meal and a drink and an enjoyable night out.

Gympie Times


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