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Old Poway Park, Poway

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#409 of 1,111 in Parks in California
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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  • September 6, 2017
    Old Poway Park is a great place to hang out with family. Great park setting for picnics and birthday parties. Train is always fun. Hamburger Factory great place to eat. Also Poway plans great activiti...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I have been here once before, went again this weekend with family and finally was able to ride the train. If you like old trains, you need to come and ride the old steamer. I have always loved trains ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Such a charming park and a great traiin that you can actually ride on. The kids love it. It takes you back in time!  more »
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  • April 16, 2017
    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!
  • June 19, 2017
    Beautiful park with rideable trains for the kids a cute historical museum and a crafts fair/farmers market every Saturday.
  • March 20, 2017
    Very rustic feeling with old trains. Go there on Saturday to catch the local farmers' market and ride the trains. Great for kids.
  • May 2, 2017
    Great park with a cute little train and farmers market. Great for the family.
  • March 21, 2017
    Great park!!! Train rides, pony rides, strret fair on saturday mornings! Its a great spot!

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