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We’re Working on the 2017 Schedule

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train thanks everyone who helped make the 2016 season a great success! During the off-season, we are busy putting together the schedule and trip descriptions for 2017, maintaining equipment and making improvements. We will announce the … 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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A Train Ride For a Packed Family Schedule!

We know you are trying to pack a lot of family fun into a short vacation, and the kids want to do it all! That’s why we designed two shorter trips we hope will fit your busy schedule. Our mid-summer … Continue reading

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2016 Season Starts with Mother’s Day Brunch

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day, you may find the answer in our scenic northeast corner of Oregon. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, is opening day for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train’s 2016 season. … Continue reading

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Last Train Ride of the Season was October 24

We are busy planning our 2016 season! See the schedule and trip descriptions under Ride the Train on the main menu. You can book online or talk to an agent by contacting Alegre Travel, train@alegretravel.com or 800.323.7330. Our engines were … Continue reading

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Railroad History Train & Fall Depot Open House

 Fall weather and shorter days are adding colorful highlights to the Grande Ronde and Wallowa River canyons, making a trip on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train even more scenic. This Saturday, learn about the history of the Joseph Branch and … Continue reading

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Unique Train Ride Includes Hatchery Tour

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train is offering an unusual train ride Saturday, August 29. The train operates on a remote stretch of track between Elgin and Wallowa, Oregon, in the state’s scenic northeast corner. As was typical when railroads were … Continue reading

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August 15 Train Ride Cancelled Due to Wild Fire Hazard

Due to the high risk of fire in our forests and range land and corresponding fire restrictions put in place by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train has cancelled its August 15 train ride. We are very … Continue reading

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