The Railway is open Sunday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00 (weather permitting) from the first Sunday in April (or Easter if it’s in March) through until the end of September. We're also open on Bank Holidays and New Years day. We also open for special events throughout the year. For more information see our calendar.
If you'd like to ride on the railway, trains leave every 5 minutes from the station. Just turn up, buy a ticket and enjoy the ride. Everyone's welcome, under 3's must be accompanied by an adult but ride free.
If you’re booking a party event with the Ryton Pools visitor centre you can also book the railway giving your guests exclusive rides.
Passenger trains are usually hauled by electric, steam or even petrol powered locomotives, a lot depends on how busy the railway is and the weather. We aim to run several steam only services during the year, these are published on our calendar.
The pictures below show the main locomotives in use, but members occasionally bring their own locos too:
|Sunday 1st April 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Railway opens for 2018|
|Monday 2nd April 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Easter Monday|
|Monday 7th May 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Early Bank Holiday Monday|
|Monday 28th May 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Spring Bank Holiday|
|Sunday 10th June 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Steam special *|
|Sunday 8th July 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Steam special *|
|Sunday 12th August 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Steam special *|
|Monday 27th August 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Summer Bank Holiday|
|Sunday 30th September 2018||13:00 - 16:00||Railway closes for 2018|
|Tuesday 1st January 2019||12:00 - 15:00||New Year's day special|
If you would like more information please contact us. Please note the railway can only operate if the weather conditions allow
You can also write to us at the following address:
c/o Visitors Centre
Ryton Pools Country Park
If you would like to help run Ryton Pools Miniature Railway you can join the Coventry Model Engineering Society
You don't have to be an engineer or even into engineering and you don't need previous knowledge or experience. You'll be shown how to do everything you need to help run the railway. The jobs are varied and appropriate for all ages, skills and abilities. You're never too young or too old to help run a railway.
This give your guests unlimited rides on the railway for about half an hour before or after your party
Note: due to track maintenance and a commitment to public running this option is subject to availability – please check at the visitors centre.