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Historic Poway Cable Car Needs Your Help

A fundraising drive has been launched to get the Poway Midland Railroad’s authentic 1906 San Francisco cable car back into service.


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Cable Car GoFundMe

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.


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June 27, 2019

Locomotive maintenance scheduled in August 2019

The Poway-Midland Railroad’s Baldwin Steam Engine will not be operating in August 2019 so the volunteers can perform routine maintenance.

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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.


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(858) 486-4063 Barn

(858) 391-0251 Depot