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.
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 timetable.
The pictures below show the main locomotives in use, but members occasionally bring their own locos too:
The railway will be closing on the 24th September 2023 until Easter time 2024.Our Timetable
|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
You can also write to us at the following address:
c/o The old Police House
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.