July 1, 2024

Locomotive to run July 6 & 7

After completing extensive boiler repairs, your #3 Baldwin Steam Locomotive has passed testing both statically and operationally. As long as no issues arise when we operate […]
January 13, 2024

LOCOMOTIVE for 3rd Weekend January (20th, 21st)

While our website calendar undergoes some much-needed updating, please check out News feed about the coming week’s operation. Saturday January 20th: LOCOMOTIVE planned for operation, from […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]