Trip Descriptions & Prices

2017 Schedule Trip Descriptions    

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The Eagle Cap Excursion Train operates on a roadless stretch of the historic Joseph Branch Railroad track that follows the Grande Ronde River downstream from Elgin, crosses the bridge at Rondowa, then goes up the Wallowa River to Minam. Trips use varying sections of this stretch, but all rides have beautiful river views, towering open and forested ridges and jagged basalt cliffs. Passengers are free to carefully walk through the train in transit and enjoy the view from the open vestibules. Youth 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear closed-toe shoes and be aware that there will be side-to-side rocking when the train is moving.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 / Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat the mothers in your life to a fun and relaxing train ride and a delicious brunch. As you ride along, enjoying the spring scenery, a wonderful array of pastries, eggs, meats, breads, and fruit is served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 2:30 p.m. Miles traveled = 38 Plan now for this popular trip in 2018!
Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, May 27, 2017 / Two Rivers Bonus  COMPLETED
Saturday, June 10, 2017 / Wine & Chocolates Train  COMPLETED
Saturday, June 17, 2017 / Spring Train Robbery  COMPLETED
Sunday, June 18, 2017 / Two Rivers Father’s Day  COMPLETED
Saturday, June 24, 2017 / Two Rivers Spring Photo Run  COMPLETED
Saturday, July 1, 2017 / I Love America Veterans’ Train  COMPLETED
Saturday, July 8, 2017 / Two Rivers  COMPLETED
Saturday, July 22, 2017 / Two Rivers  COMPLETED
Saturday, August 5, 2017 / Minam Family Delighter   THIS TRIP WAS CANCELLED, due to fire hazard restrictions implemented by ODF
Saturday, August 19, 2017 / Minam Family Delighter   THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED, due to fire hazard restrictions implemented by ODF

Saturday, September 2, 2017 / Two Rivers History Train
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! En route, guest historians will talk about the history of the railroad and the communities that existed briefly in the canyon. A box lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 9 a.m. and returns at about 12:30 p.m. Miles traveled = 38, round trip
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 16 / Fall Photo Run
A professional photographer conducts a short workshop in the dining car for those who want to take memorable photos. Photographers will have two run-bys to practice what they have learned. The train ride is our Two Rivers run, departing at 10 a.m.; 5.5 hour ride, with lunch included.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, September 30 / Wine & Cheese Train
This scenic train ride offers exceptional fall colors and provides a wonderful time to relax and unwind. Passengers taste a variety of wines from Copper Belt Winery, poured by the winemaker, and Umapine Creamery serves a sampling of their artisan cheeses. Depart from Elgin at 3 p.m. for an early evening ride, when the scenery is captivating and wildlife comes out of the shadows. The day may be warm, but bring a jacket in case the evening mountain air feels chilly. Returns to the depot by 7 p.m. Miles traveled = 38, round trip
Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70   No Youth price; this trip is intended for adults, only.

Saturday, October 7 / Autumn Train Robbery
The notorious Gold Rush Bandits are in hiding, waiting for the train to roll into their territory! Mounted on horses, the bandits flag down the train and climb on board. The train ride is our Two Rivers run. It departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns by 2:30 p.m., with lunch included and served on the train. Miles traveled = 38, round trip
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 14 / Autumn Train Robbery
The notorious Gold Rush Bandits are in hiding, waiting for the train to roll into their territory! Mounted on horses, the bandits flag down the train and climb on board. The train ride is our Two Rivers run. It departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns by 2:30 p.m., with lunch included and served on the train. Miles traveled = 38 round trip
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October 21 / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! Lunch is included and is served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 1:30 p.m. Miles traveled = 38, round trip
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

To book a seat, please select “Book Online“, or talk to an agent at Alegre Travel, 800.323.7330 or train@alegretravel.com. Our agents can help if you need additional information or would like to buy a gift certificate.

 

Ken and Shirley are among the couples working as car hosts. They also serve on the board of directors and assist with many aspects of train and depot operations.

Ken and Shirley are among the couples working as car hosts. They also serve on the board of directors and assist with many aspects of train and depot operations.

Are you looking for a fun group activity or venue for your special event? Entire cars can be reserved for groups, or charter the whole train for an unforgettable special event.

Regardless of whether you are on a charter or a scheduled trip, our car hosts help make your time on the train enjoyable.

Need assistance? Ask an agent. A full service travel agency, Alegre Travel can also book your lodging and help you plan your vacation!

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