The Buffet Carriage 

The 1930’s built Gresley Buffet Carriage can be hired for private functions of between 12 and 24 people. Our speciality is our delicious Afternoon Tea, but we can cater to many options.

During event days the Buffet Carriage will be open for handmade sandwiches, hot sausage rolls, hot & cold drinks and a wide selection of homemade cakes.

To hire the Buffet Carriage or just for more information please contact us on or call 07821269043 .

Opening hours

  • Open during our event weekends and for private functions -


 David's feedback from our Sensory and Autism Friendly Brunch with Santa

I just wanted to say thank you to you all for absolutely making our son’s day.
We’ve just come back from your Santa’s brunch event, and the staff were all absolutely incredible.
Early on we had to almost abandon it but they all did so much to help, all the elves firstly in the buffet car, then in the train the staff were so kind and did everything possible to make our little boy feel so incredibly special.
They listened to his passion about trains. answered all his questions and let him ride up front!
Of course even Santa came to see him and chatted with him, and his gift was really thoughtful (and good quality).
The food was delicious and the decorations were lovely on the train too.
The delighted smile on his face is worth more than anything.

Sally said

Recently, my Mother celebrated her birthday in the lovely train buffet car at Rushden Transport Museum. The car holds about 24 people, so it is an ideal size for an intimate tea party, with all her friends. The food was delicious and included homemade scones, with clotted cream & a selection of jams, butterfly cakes, and a lovely coffee cake, that was requested. Lovely mismatched china, bunting etc added to the party atmosphere. It is also possible to add personal touches, such as a birthday cake, and our own flowers for each table, as we did. The service was great, and everyone was happy. I would definitely recommend this venue for all small gatherings.

Heather said
Thank you very much for a lovely brunch with Santa. Our granddaughters had a magical time.

Sue said
Just had another amazing afternoon tea at station. This Time it was a Christmas special, the ladies work so hard and do an amazing job, thank you so much.