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Old Poway Park, Poway

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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)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A great family event with lots of activities. Theme is like N old fashioned celebration with bands, singers, booths for kid gamesfood and western gunfight.  more »
  • Old Poway park with its gazebo, old fashioned train and station and Temples Hall, is a great adventure for all ages. They tent out the gazebo and Temples Hall for any occasion you might have. It's als...  more »
  • This place is an all time favorite, you can take the kids on a train ride, picnic in the park. Catch polliwogs in the creek, just watch out for the craw-daddies. There is an ole time museum, can even ...  more »
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  • Recommend this place to anyone (adults and children) who likes trains. The mini train ride last around 2 to 3 minutes per loop and loops around the park twice. Fun times!
  • Very rustic feeling with old trains. Go there on Saturday to catch the local farmers' market and ride the trains. Great for kids.
  • Great park with a cute little train and farmers market. Great for the family.
  • We got lucky and came on the day that a music festival was going on. Lots of places take pictures too!
  • Great park!!! Train rides, pony rides, strret fair on saturday mornings! Its a great spot!