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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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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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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 […]

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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

Poway Midland Railroad Family,

Following the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, and in an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of those riding the train and volunteers operating the train, train operations will be closed now through the end of March.  The Poway Farmers Market and the Historical Museum and Nelson House at Old Poway Park will also be closed during this time period.

The City of Poway will be providing up to date information on it’s website at www.poway.org.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

Poway Midland Railroad Family,

Following the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, and in an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of those riding the train and volunteers operating the train, train operations will be closed now through the end of March.  The Poway Farmers Market and the Historical Museum and Nelson House at Old Poway Park will also be closed during this time period.

The City of Poway will be providing up to date information on it’s website at www.poway.org.

We look forward to seeing you in April!