The Poway–Midland Railroad is a heritage railroad located in Old Poway Park in Poway, California.The group "Poway–Midland Railroad Volunteers, Inc." operates the railroad and was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, operation and maintenance of antique railroad equipment.Excursions are run each weekend (the 1st and 3rd weekends of each month using a 1907 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive, except in January or February ). The line has 11 total pieces of railroad equipment. This operation is unusual in that it has a track gauge of narrow gauge.The Poway–Midland Railroad is owned by the City of Poway and operated and maintained by the Poway–Midland Railroad Volunteers, Inc.Preserved equipment1894 Los Angeles Trolley Car1907 Baldwin Steam Locomotive1956 Fairmont Speeder1906 San Francisco Cable CarHistoric timelineMay 1991 - Initial organization meetingNov 1991 - Incorporation of the PMRR VolunteersSep 1991 - Box car arrives on siteApr 1993 - Trolley arrives on siteJun 1993 - Track work completedJul 4 1993 - Old Poway Park dedicationJul 4 1993 - First passenger carried behind speederSep 1994 - First locomotive passenger runJul 1996 - Record passenger haul (2,500)Jan 1997 - First woman fireman qualifiedOct 1997 - San Francisco Cable Car arrivesJul 4 2002 - Turntable dedicatedOct 2004 - Barn expansion dedicatedOct 2009 - Depot dedicated (new ticket office, train shop, and museum)Using our world travel planner, Poway attractions like Old Poway Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Old Poway Park
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Old Poway Park Reviews
I just love the Old Poway Park! From it's old time charm with wooden buildings, lush trees and green grass. We like to go on Saturdays during the Farmers Market! Take a ride in the train around the pa... more »
This is so much fun for kids to ride a real train to get a connection with the past. School age will remember when studying this era and toddler just love it more »
It is a nice place to walk around and picnic or go to the restaurant on site. You can ride a real train and sit under the big trees. Also close to Poway Lake. more »
Love this place. Every summer my community band plays a concert. Great place for family.
Great service at Hamburger factory..Juan is an awesome server.we had our Christmas party there from Palomar Health as volunteers and they really took good care of us.
Usually good but my food was cold, one meal was taken by another waiter and the wait was interminable. The waitress tried her best.
This place was cool i like the trains and stuff it's just the day i went was kind of a bad day there was an event so some areas were capped off and took away from our experience also one of the most popular trains was in maintenance so we couldn't ride it. Aside from that i really liked the small little museum and the nelson house was neat. It's a great place to walk your dogs and there are plenty of public restrooms. On a side note if you play pokemon go then this place is alright it is not dence with pokestops but it has a fair amount there's two gyms next to each other
Cool little historical park to hang out
Places to stay near Old Poway Park
Plan your trip to Poway
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Poway
Side trips from Poway
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Visit for: 4h
Visit for: 2h 30min
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Visit for: 2h
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Visit for: 1h
Visit for: 3h
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Visit for: 3h
Plans in Poway by other users
8 days in San Diego & Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Poway & San Diego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Poway & Wilmington BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Poway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Poway & Boynton Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.