The Spirit of Dufftown is our exclusive Catering Coach run by the Keith & Dufftown Railway Association for charters and pre-booked groups in excess of 10 people. For further information please get in touch through our 'Contact us' Page or call Rod Furr on 01343 870429.


On the platform at Dufftown Station you will find the Buffer Stop where you will be made most welcome. Come in and spend some time whether you come by train or just happen to be passing by. The Buffer Stop is now run as a franchise operation. The buffer stop opened on Friday 11th March 2016 under the franchise operators, Angie Presly and Russell Stewart. This season waiting staff were Kerryn and Jodie.

The Bufferstop restaurant has now closed for the season as of Sunday 25th September 2016. The Bufferstop will reopen at the start of the season in 2017.

Please note that the access between the two coaches has now been enlarged to accommodate walking aids etc.

The above photo shows the interior of the Buffer Stop as it now is. Angie Presly and Russell Stewart have put in place a new system for ordering food and drink which it is hoped will ease crowding at the counter. First find a table, then note your table number. Next decide what food and drinks you require and send one of your number to the counter to order and pay for your requirements. Your food and drinks will be brought to your table as soon as it is ready. The new menu being operated now includes, hot soup, hot meals from a bacon roll to a full cooked breakfast, sandwiches, kids menu, breakfasts, gluten free, vegetarian, ice cream and much more. All food is prepared on receipt of your order so please allow time for it to be made for you. Please note the lunch menu will be restricted due to the high volume of customers and a limited time to serve everyone.

Note the Buffer Stop is a franchised operation separate from the Keith & Dufftown Railway and bookings for the Buffer Stop must be made direct to 01651873058 or 07854655572.


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