Join the City of Poway and the Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers (PMRRV) on April 28 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the return to service of the beloved No. 3 Baldwin Steam Locomotive, the only operational steam locomotive accessible to the public in San Diego County.
This is a free event, open to the community. Kids are encouraged to dress in their best "train" inspired outfits (such as conductors, engineers, passengers or trains themselves!) for an opportunity to be selected for a free ride as the train’s first passengers of the day. Children can also participate in a train-themed craft to earn a free ride as well.
Operating out of Old Poway Park for almost 20 years, the iconic engine last ran in 2016 when critical boiler repairs could no longer be delayed. The PMRRV, a non-profit organization, and the City agreed to jointly fund a new boiler so that this historical treasure, built in 1907, can continue to delight passengers for generations to come.