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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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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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Travel Advisory from Department of Transportation

Travelers throughout Oregon should be aware that summer is not only a busy time for vacationers, it is also the season when weather permits the most opportunity for the Oregon Department of Transportation to repair and otherwise improve our highways. … 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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A Taste of Alpenfest

Elgin, Oregon__The Eagle Cap Excursion Train has announced their July 20 train ride will give a taste of the annual Swiss-Bavarian event known as Oregon’s Alpenfest. The cultural festival takes place at Wallowa Lake, Joseph and Enterprise, September 26-29. A … Continue reading

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