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.

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:

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

Latest news

The latest news from Ryton Pools Railway

We're opening!!

We're pleased to announce that the railway will be opening again on the 3rd April 2022. Please come along and enjoy a ride on the railway, the first time since 2019! We'll be doing everything we can to continue to keep our passengers safe.

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)


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 3rd April 2022 13:00 - 16:00 Railway opens for 2022

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/o The old Police House
Birmingham Road


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.