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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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Excursion Train Gets New Paint!

During the recess between summer and fall seasons, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train will receive a long-awaited paint job. The stripes on the passenger cars, currently a dingy black, will be painted bright blue with yellow accents to match the … Continue reading

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Unique Train Ride & Hatchery Tour!

Saturday, August 2, the attention turns to steelhead and fall Chinook, when a train ride from Minam delivers passengers to Lookingglass Creek for a guided tour of the Lookingglass Fish Hatchery. This train ride departs from Minam, taking passengers down … Continue reading

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Excursion Train Offers Two More Rides in July

There are two more choices for experiencing the Eagle Cap Excursion Train this month. On Saturday, July 19, an afternoon trip provides a taste of train travel and beautiful scenery, but leaves plenty of time to pack more adventure or … Continue reading

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Family Fun Day, June 14

After a very successful Mother’s Day Brunch, we are preparing for our next train ride on Saturday, June 14. Family Fun Day was created to appeal to families and younger passengers by offering a shorter train ride and lower fares. … Continue reading

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Make Her Mother’s Day Special – Brunch on the Train

Area residents and visitors looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day should consider taking a ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. The popular Mother’s Day Brunch Train kicks off the 2014 excursion season with a combination of … Continue reading

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Planning a Visit? Subscribe to the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association Blog

The Eastern Oregon Visitors Association is the regional destination marketing organization for all of Eastern Oregon. Working closely with Travel Oregon (the state tourism agency) and the region’s chambers of commerce, visitors associations, tourism businesses and major attractions, the EOVA … Continue reading

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2014 Excursion Schedule Announced!

The year is young, but the Friends of the Joseph Branch are already busy planning the 2014 excursion season train rides. In 2014, we are offering an expanded schedule that has more variety, including some mid-week and evening trips, trips … Continue reading

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2013 Season Ends With a Full Train

The 2013 excursion season came to a close with our October 19 ride. We carried over 200 passengers – full capacity – on that beautiful fall day! We thank everyone who rode the train or helped with operations and car … Continue reading

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October 5 is Unique Opportunity for Camera Buffs and Rail Fans Alike

Eric Valentine, a well known professional photographer from La Grande, will be our guest photography expert on the October 5 excursion. He will be on hand to offer tips for taking great photos, answer questions and inspire passengers to make … Continue reading

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