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.
The 1907 Baldwin Steam Engine, “Old Cantankerous” is in need of a major repair. The boiler, which has powered the locomotive since 1937, needs to be replaced. We’re working hard on a solution and hope to roll Poway’s beloved steam train back out onto the tracks in 2017. We will add more information about the situation as soon as we can.
In the meantime, keep bringing your family and friends for a delightful Poway Midland Railroad ride aboard our other historic trains!