Category Archives: Train News

Photographs Offered Before Rides Make Excellent Souvenirs

PIONEER PORTRAITS, a new photography company in Joseph, will be set up at the depot prior to each of the July train rides, offering photographs for a small fee. This is your golden opportunity to have your photo taken beside … Continue reading

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What are your doing for Father’s Day?

Are you still looking for the perfect way to honor the fathers in your life? The Eagle Cap Excursion Train has a great idea! Why not give “Dad” a train ride? And, just to make the day even more memorable, … Continue reading

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Veterans Offered Free Train Ride June 30 and July 7

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train, Friends of the Joseph Branch, and Wallowa Union Railroad will honor and thank veterans with two opportunities to ride the train for free, Saturdays, June 30 and July 7. Please help us let veterans and … Continue reading

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Some Train Rides Offer Excitement With the Scenery

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train is pleased to offer a lively mix of old-fashioned excitement and beautiful canyon scenery during several train rides this season. The Friends of the Joseph Branch has received word that a band of rascal bandits … 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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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, takes place in the fall, at the Elgin Depot. Details of the meeting are … 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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