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Fall Train Rides Offer Excitement With the Scenery

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train is welcoming fall with a lively mix of old-fashioned excitement and colorful autumn scenery. Rolling toward the end of another successful season, the Friends of the Joseph Branch has received word that a band of rascal … Continue reading

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Excursion Train Gears Up for Fall

ELGIN, OREGON__After taking August off, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train is gearing up for a busy autumn. Kicking off the fall season Saturday, September 2, guest speaker Ginny Mammen will talk with passengers about the history of the Joseph Branch … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Trips Planned for August – CANCELLED

UPDATED: Unfortunately, we had to cancel these two train rides due to the dry weather and resulting risk of fire. We do this to comply with restrictions put in place by the Oregon Department of Forestry to protect our beautiful … Continue reading

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Excursion Train Thanks Veterans

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train, Friends of the Joseph Branch, and Wallowa Union Railroad have some nice things happening July 1, to honor veterans. Please help us let veterans and their families know about the opportunity. Anderson Perry, Les Schwab … Continue reading

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Excursion Train to Feature Wineries and Other Artisan Producers

The 2017 season of the Eagle Cap Excursion Train launched Sunday, May 14, with the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Now we settle in for an active season that includes sixteen trips. Ed Spaulding, volunteer engineer and President of the Friends … Continue reading

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Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train

Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day, and the traditional opening day for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train’s 2017 season. The Mother’s Day Brunch is always a popular trip, as passengers find it a great way to celebrate the holiday while … Continue reading

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The 2017 Schedule

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train thanks everyone who helped make the 2016 season a great success! During the off-season, we put together the schedule and trip descriptions for 2017, maintained equipment and made improvements. We announced the 2017 schedule in … Continue reading

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Friends of the Joseph Branch Plan Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Joseph Branch, the non-profit organization that operates the excursion train business, upgrades the cars and manages the depot, will take place Saturday, November 19, at the Elgin Depot. The meeting begins at … Continue reading

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We were very pleased to see this wonderful article by Annie Charnley Eveland, published by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin September 25. It is always nice to hear from passengers about the train rides. We take pride in this operation and … Continue reading

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Local Food & Beverages are Highlighted on Rides This Fall

ELGIN, OREGON__ It has been a busy summer for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train and the fall season is upon us. We have some fun trips planned that are certain to get people’s attention. The guest photographer on the Fall … Continue reading

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