Trip Descriptions & Prices

2019 Schedule Trip Descriptions    

We’re busy creating our trip schedule and descriptions for 2019. Please check back to this page in mid-January! Then see the complete schedule hereWe reserve the right to make alterations in the ride descriptions.

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 a few miles up the Wallowa River toward Minam, before returning to Elgin. 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 and baggage car. 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. The Elgin Depot has a gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms and ample parking.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 / Mother’s Day Brunch  

Saturday, May  / Two Rivers

Saturday, June  / Wine & Chocolates Train 
Who could resist this scenic train ride, which combines exceptional spring scenery amazing chocolates and wine?

Saturday, June  / Spring Train Robbery

Sunday, June  / Two Rivers Father’s Day Train Robbery

Saturday, June  / I Love America Veterans’ Train 
We take the opportunity to honor and thank the veterans who have made our freedom possible.

Wednesday, July / Two Rivers
One of just two opportunities this season to ride the train mid-week!

Saturday, July  / Two Rivers Seeking Bigfoot! 
Are you a naysayer or a believer? After listening to our guest expert, will you end the trip with a different perspective?

Saturday, August  / Two Rivers 

Saturday, September  / Two Rivers History Train 

Saturday, September  / Two Rivers   

Saturday, September  / Fall Photo Run  

Saturday, September  / 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 wine maker, and Umapine Creamery serves a sampling of their artisan cheese. Depart from Elgin at 3 p.m. for an early evening ride, when the scenery is captivating and wildlife comes out of the shadows. Bring a jacket in case the evening mountain air feels chilly. Returns to the depot by 7 p.m. Miles traveled = 38

Saturday, October / 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 at 2:30 p.m.; lunch included and served on the train. Miles traveled = 38
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October  / 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 at 2:30 p.m.; lunch included and served on the train. Miles traveled = 38
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

Saturday, October  / Two Rivers End of Season Bounty
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! Passengers will catch the end of the fall colors, with the golden Tamarack trees a highlight and dine on wonderful locally grown food and craft beverages. Departs from Elgin Depot at 2 p.m. and returns at about 6 p.m. Miles traveled = 38, round trip
Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / (Not recommended or priced for riders under 21.)

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 travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase 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. Ken also serves on the board of directors and assists 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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