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 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.

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 calendar.

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

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Find us

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

Calendar

The railway is open from 13:00 till 16:00 on Sunday afternoons (weather permitting) between April 2nd and September 24th 2017 with trains departing from the station every 5 minutes

Special events / additional running days

Date Time Occasion
Sunday 1st January 2017 12:00 - 15:00 New Year's day special
Sunday 2nd April 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Railway opens for 2017
Monday 17th April 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Easter Monday
Monday 1st May 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Early Bank Holiday Monday
Monday 29th May 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Spring Bank Holiday
Sunday 11th June 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Saturday 17th June 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Supporting the RNLI
Sunday 9th July 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Sunday 13th August 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Steam special *
Monday 28th August 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Summer Bank Holiday
Sunday 24th September 2017 13:00 - 16:00 Railway closes for 2017
Saturday 28th October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 Halloween special

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 Visitors Centre
Ryton Pools Country Park
Ryton Road
Bubbenhall
Coventry
CV8 3BH

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.

Parties

When you book one of the organised party events at Ryton Pools you can also add a ride on the railway to the party

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.

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