Category Archives: Events

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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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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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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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Comes to the Wallowas

To celebrate the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Travel Oregon asked seven of Oregon’s best bicycle makers to create seven one-of-a-kind bikes. All this summer, the bikes will be hidden where they belong, at Oregon’s 7 Wonders, for lucky adventurers to … Continue reading

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Elgin Depot Open House

The Friends of the Joseph Branch invite you to an open house at the Elgin Depot, Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the train with an engineer. Tour the depot, stop in the gift shop and talk to … Continue reading

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Train Featured on Grant’s Getaways

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train was recently featured on Grant’s Getaways, a television show hosted by Grant McOmie and produced for Travel Oregon and KGW TV. We were very pleased to welcome Portland television host Grant McOmie on the train Saturday, September 27, to tape … Continue reading

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