VOLUNTEER CULTURE PROVIDING “THE EXPERIENCE”

The Poway-Midland Railroad is a full-size, narrow-gauge railroad in Old Poway Park which carries passengers aboard vintage and antique railroad equipment. The railroad is owned by the City of Poway, and operated by the Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers, is a 501 (c) 3 Corporation that exists on passenger ticket fares and donations. Through the restoration, preservation, and operation of vintage railroad equipment, the Volunteers are able to offer the community and visitors alike with a vintage train ride around the park, and through interpretation, provide educational programs (such as Operation Lifesaver) as well.

PMRRV EQUIPMENT

  • STEAM-LOCOMOTIVE
  • PASSENGER-COACH
  • SPEEDER-CAR
  • GONDOLA-CARS
  • TROLLEY-CAR
  • CABLE-CAR
  • 1900-HANDCAR
  • Rider-Hot-Air-Engine
  • Santa-Fe-Boxcar
  • Southern-Pacific-Caboose
  • turntable
  • PMRRV-BARN

LEARN ABOUT OUR CREW

Find out what really makes the railroad a success, by learning all about the people involved. Yes even the passengers play an important role. After all, without you, railroads may never had existed. It’s all about Your Experience.

Conductor

The conductor manages a freight, passenger, streetcar, or other types of train, and directly supervises the train crew, which can include a brakeman, flagman, ticket collector, assistant conductor, and on board service personnel.
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Motorman

motorman is the person who operates an electrified trolley car, tram, light rail, or rapid transit train. The term refers to the person who is in charge of the motor (of the electric car) in the same sense as a railroad engineer is in charge of the engine. More>>>

Engineer

railroad engineer, locomotive engineer, train operator, train driver or engine driver is a person who operates a train on a railroad or railway. The locomotive / railroad engineer is in charge of and responsible for driving the locomotive(s)…  More>>>

Fireman

The fireman and engineer operated a steam locomotive as a team. The fireman managed the output of steam. His boiler had to respond to frequent changes in demand for power, as the train sped up, climbed hills, changed speeds, and stopped at stations.  More>>>