Ryton Pools Miniature Railway is owned and operated by Coventry Model Engineering Society and is located at Ryton Pools Country Park near Bubbenhall in Warwickshire, England.

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 timetable.

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.

Locos

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 timetable.

The pictures below show the main locomotives in use, but members occasionally bring their own locos too:

  • Slate loco
    Slate loco
  • Class 37
    Class 37
  • Alacrity
    Alacrity
  • Sweet Pea
    Sweet Pea
  • Class 31
    Class 31

Latest news

The latest news from Ryton Pools Railway

Last train boarding

The railway will be closing on the 24th September 2023 until Easter time 2024.

Our Timetable

Find us

The society is based at Ryton Pools Country Park near Coventry which is on Leamington Road (A445), near Bubbenhall (postcode CV8 3BH)

Timetable

The railway is open from 13:00 till 16:00 on Sunday afternoons & Bank Holiday Mondays (weather permitting) from the first Sunday in April (or Easter if it’s in March) through until the end of September. Trains depart from the station approx every 5 minutes

Special events / additional running days

Date Time Occasion
Sunday 2nd April 2023 13:00 - 16:00 Railway opens for 2023
Sunday 24th September 2023 13:00 - 16:00 Railway closes for 2023
Saturday 28th October 2023 18:30 - 20:30 Old Warty's Halloween Family Fun Night - book your tickets now!
Monday 1st January 2024 13:00 - 15:00 Weather permitting, the railway will be open on new years day so come and start the year off with a walk around the park and enjoy a ride on the railway.

If you would like more information please contact us. Please note the railway can only operate if the weather conditions allow

Contact Us

You can contact us via email info@coventrymes.co.uk

You can also write to us at the following address:

C.M.E.S.
c/o The old Police House
Birmingham Road
Stoneleigh
Coventry
CV8 3DD

Join

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.

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