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 are Kerryn and Jodie.

From Monday August the 8th the Bufferstop restaurant will be closed Monday to Thursday, The Bufferstop will be open Friday to Sunday for the rest of the season, 9am till 5 pm. The Buffer Stop will also open on Mondays when the railway is open. Further details will be announced on the website as required or may be had by calling 01651873058 or 07854655572.

Halloween Ghost trains 28th 29th of October we will provide hot food snacks before the trains leave and when they return in the Bufferstop. This service is subject to booking and we will need to have at least 25 bookings for each night, to justify opening so book your seat now on 07854655572 please remember we are a separate business from the railway. Booking the Bufferstop does not book seats on the Ghost train.!!!!!!!!!!!! The cut off for booking will be the 15th of September if enough bookings are made by then it will go ahead and food will be available for all who turn up on the the night!!!

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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