August 29, 2023


Your hard-working volunteers at the Poway Midland Railroad have completed all steps needed for the Baldwin #3 Locomotive to return to service for Saturday September 2nd, […]
August 17, 2023

HURRICANE WATCH – Saturday still probably OK, but Sunday operations CANCELLED.

Your dedicated Volunteers at the Poway Midland Railroad are monitoring when the rains from Hurricane Hillary, now advancing up the coast of Baja California, will hit […]
July 16, 2023

Annual Summer Maintenance Layup, Locomotive (Baldwin #3)

From July 5th until (typically) the weekend after Labor Day, 2023, Poway Midland Railroad will conduct our annual Maintenance on the Locomotive. This includes cleaning out […]
July 2, 2023

4th of July – Steam Locomotive will run from 10am to 4pm

Join us for the annual Independence Day celebration in Old Poway Park, and ride the 1907 Baldwin #3 Steam Locomotive. We will operate from 10:00am to […]
May 18, 2023

CANCELLED-Afternoon Locomotive Shift Saturday May 20, 2023

Due to staffing shortages caused by ilness, we regret to report we must cancel the afternoon shift this coming Saturday 5/20/23. The Baldwin Steam Locomotive WILL […]
March 10, 2023

Cable Car might run, might not this Saturday March 11th (rain)

Operations for Saturday, March 11, 10am-2pm Cable Car, will be a “gametime decision”. If our track is too wet to safely operate, we will have to […]
February 23, 2023

Heavy rains again – all Speeder operations cancelled this weekend

We regret that, due to the heavy rainstorms this weekend, operation on Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26 have been cancelled. We hope to resume […]
January 13, 2023

Heavy Rains – all Locomotive Operations cancelled this weekend (Jan 14-15, 2023)

Poway Midland Railroad operators regret to report that the heavy rains coming this weekend mean will not be able to operate. We hope to see you […]
September 8, 2022

Saturday Rains have caused Cancellation of Saturday’s operations

Poway Midland Railroad always focuses on the safety of our passengers and operators above everything. Our planned operation for Saturday, Sept. 10th is cancelled since track […]
September 7, 2022


Weather permitting, we are delighted to announce the return of our 1907 San Francisco Cable Car to operating service. The Cable Car will operate on Fourth […]
August 30, 2022


We regret that due to the heat wave in Poway this Saturday 9/3/22 and Sunday 9/4/22, Poway Midland Railroad will NOT operate our usual weekend schedule. […]
August 21, 2022

NO OPERATION Aug 20th, 21st

We regret to report that due to staffing shortages, Poway Midland Railroad will not operate this weekend, Saturday August 20th and Sunday, August 21st. Please check […]
June 25, 2022

Locomotive 7/2-Speeder 7/3-Locomotive 7/4

For the 3-day weekend coming up, Poway Midland Railroad will operate the following equipment: Locomotive Saturday 7/2/22 – 10am to 3:45pm Speeder Sunday 7/3/22 – 11am […]
February 25, 2022

One MILLION riders! Join our Celebration, April 30th, 2022, 9:45am

COMING THIS SATURDAY! Since the Poway Midland Railroad began giving rides, in 1991, over a generation of parents, grandparents, and children of all ages have ridden […]
February 5, 2022

We will resume operations Saturday February 12th, 2022

Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers are delighted to confirm we will resume operation on Saturday, February 12th, 2022. We will run the Cable Car on Saturday, with […]
January 2, 2022

Welcome 2022 with a ride on the Cable Car!

Happy New Year! Poway Midland Railroad resumes operations this coming Saturday, January 8th. We’ll run the Cable Car, offering rides from 10:00am to 3:45pm. We’d love […]
November 21, 2021


We are delighted to confirm that we plan to return our 1906 San Francisco Cable Car to service this coming Sunday, 11/28/21. It’s been a long […]
October 16, 2021

CANCELLED-Speeder, Sunday 10/17/2021

We regret to report that we could not secure enough operating staff for tomorrow’s Speeder event, scheduled for 11am to 2pm Sunday October 17th. We look […]
September 27, 2021

Cable Car Returns Soon!

We are delighted to report that our new batteries have arrived, shown off by Robert-Ann Kliitgard, Mary Cross, and Dennis McInish. They have now been carefully […]
September 27, 2021

Haloween in the Park Steam Train Rides October 24th, 4:30pm to 8:30pm

Can’t get enough Halloween? Start a week early with your spookiest costumes and join us at Old Poway Park as the Poway Midland Railroad Runs our […]
September 24, 2021

Speeder Operating 10am-1pm ONLY This Saturday 9/25, No Sunday Operation

Due to staffing shortages, Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers will only be operating this weeked for the Saturday AM shift, 10:00am to 1:00pm, September 25, 2021. We […]
September 12, 2021

Cable Car: New Batteries Needed to Resume Operation

Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers have been working hard to fully restore the Cable Car to operational status. That included replacing all 8 wheels with newly manufactured […]
September 12, 2021

Equipment Change Alert! Sunday Sept. 19th now a SPEEDER date.

Due to staffing challenges, Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers much change the Equipment operated this Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Normally a day to run the Locomotive, we […]
September 9, 2021

Old Poway Park featured in Travel Lemming

Thanks to the author, Ashleigh Bandemere, and the Travel Lemming website for including our wonderful park in their recent article “47 Best Things to Do in […]
September 2, 2021

Train Fan Times, Volume 1

Last Fall, Poway Midland Railroad published our first edition of Train Fan Times, filled with news and updates and an in-Memoriam profile.
August 27, 2021

Speeder to operate this Saturday 8/28, but Sunday-no operation

We regret to advise that due to staffing shortages, we will not be able to operate on Sunday 8/29/2021. We WILL be fully operating on Saturday […]
August 25, 2021

We Have Resumed Operations!

Your Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers are delighted to announce we have resumed operations as of July 2021. A dedicated group of hard working individuals has devoted […]
June 28, 2021

Railroad Operating on July 4th

The Poway-Midland Railroad will be running from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday July 4, 2021. The railroad volunteers have been testing the railroad’s equipment […]
October 10, 2020

Trolley Shipped To New Home

On September 3rd, 2020, the 1894 Los Angeles Yellow Car Trolley departed Poway for the Samuel Slater Museum in Webster, Massachusetts. I encourage everyone to visit […]
June 23, 2020
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers

COVID-19 Update

The Poway-Midland Railroad will be operating on Sunday July 4, 2021 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Railroad volunteers have been testing the railroad’s equipment for […]
March 12, 2020
Poway-Midland Railroad

Railroad Operations Closed Until Further Notice

Poway Midland Railroad Family, Following local, state, and federal mandates, and in an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of those riding the train […]
February 1, 2020
Cable Car Trucks

Cable Car Trucks Return

The Poway-Midland Railroad’s San Francisco Cable Car received their refurbished trucks (wheels) on Wednesday January 29, 2020. They were sent to be refurbished in June of […]
May 12, 2016

Final Inspection

After years of work restoring our 1906 San Francisco Cable Car, a final exacting and painstaking inspection was made before the car was placed in service […]
May 12, 2016

Fairmont Speeder Engine

Gregg Hoel, a PMRR volunteer, has restored a 1934 Fairmount 2 cycle engine. This engine built by the Fairmount Railway Company was responsible for replacing the […]
May 12, 2016

“Old Cantankerous” Down for Repairs

Public Information: The 1907 Baldwin Steam Engine, “Old Cantankerous” is in need of a major repair. The boiler, which has powered the locomotive since 1937, needs […]
May 20, 2016

Vintage trains, homes in Poway

POWAY, Calif. – If there’s one thing both adults and kids love, it’s trains. And there are four historic ones in San Diego still in operation […]
September 1, 2017

Operations cancelled this weekend due to heat

Due to the extended heat wave across this coming weekend, Sept 2nd &3rd. PMRR operations are canceled both Saturday and Sunday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
November 8, 2017

News of the Steam Loco

Our Steam Loco back on site but is currently out of service. We expect the return to service in early 2018. Meanwhile come ride our Speeder, […]