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Poway-Midland Railroad operators hope to raise funds to repair its San Francisco cable car

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Posted at 4:06 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 21:29:22-04

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - Operators of the Poway-Midland Railroad in Poway are hoping to raise money to repair its San Francisco cable car and return it to service soon.

The authentic 1906 cable car, known as No. 17, has been at the Poway-Midland Railroad since 1997.

Railroad operators told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the cable car was in need of new custom-made wheels produced in Pennsylvania. The estimated cost of the wheel service is $56,000, but the operators are only able to cover half of the cost.

With the city of Poway unable to assist, the railroad operators established a GoFundMe account with a goal listed at $28,000. Click here to find out how to donate.

The Poway-Midland Railroad, owned by the city of Poway and run by the nonprofit Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers, is located at Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd.).