Category Archives: Train News

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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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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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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