Poway-Midland Railroad and Train Rides


Location: Poway (23 Miles / 30 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 10AM – 4PM on Saturdays and 11AM – 2PM on Most Sundays.

Cost: Starting at $1.50 for Adults and 50¢ for Kids.

Features: Ride Antique Trains, Shop in the Train Hobby Store; Enjoy Special Train Celebrations

Highlights for Train Rides in Poway: Ride historic trains at Old Poway Park. The railway is owned by the City of Poway and operated by an association of volunteers. Each weekend, a different train is used to entertain visitors. Generally, on the first and third weekends of each month (except January and February), you will get to ride a 1907 Steam Locomotive. On the second Saturday of each month you can ride a Trolley built in 1894 and on the fourth weekend you can ride a 1950 Speeder. To read descriptions and see pictures for each of these, visit the Poway-Midland Railroad home page. You will also find a list of events and other trains in the process of being restored.

Each ticket gets you two laps around Old Poway Park. Rides last about 10 minutes.

Gift Shop – Take a look at Thomas the Tank Engine collections, train sets, and other train gifts for kids and enthusiasts.

Food – Old Poway Park is a nice place to enjoy a Picnic. Bring some food and a blanket and enjoy the afternoon watching the train chug through the Park.

Information for Riding on the Poway Trains

Admission Prices: (Costs are Approximate)

  • Parking is Free
  • Kids rides cost 50¢.
  • Adult rides start at $1.50 for the Speeder and up to $2.50 for the Steam Locomotive ride.
  • Become a member and ride the whole day for free, all year long! It is a great deal for families even if you only plan to visit a couple times.

Directions from Google Maps to 14134 Midland Road in Poway, CA 92064.

Traffic – Weekend travel to Poway is relatively easy.

Transit – Buses come within a mile of the Old Poway Park. (See San Diego Transit Information for access to the online Transit Planner.)

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