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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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Unique Train Ride Includes Hatchery Tour

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train is offering an unusual train ride Saturday, August 29. The train operates on a remote stretch of track between Elgin and Wallowa, Oregon, in the state’s scenic northeast corner. As was typical when railroads were … Continue reading

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Train Featured on Grant’s Getaways

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train was recently featured on Grant’s Getaways, a television show hosted by Grant McOmie and produced for Travel Oregon and KGW TV. We were very pleased to welcome Portland television host Grant McOmie on the train Saturday, September 27, to tape … 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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Unique Train Ride & Hatchery Tour!

Saturday, August 2, the attention turns to steelhead and fall Chinook, when a train ride from Minam delivers passengers to Lookingglass Creek for a guided tour of the Lookingglass Fish Hatchery. This train ride departs from Minam, taking passengers down … Continue reading

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Excursion Train Offers Two More Rides in July

There are two more choices for experiencing the Eagle Cap Excursion Train this month. On Saturday, July 19, an afternoon trip provides a taste of train travel and beautiful scenery, but leaves plenty of time to pack more adventure or … Continue reading

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Family Fun Day, June 14

After a very successful Mother’s Day Brunch, we are preparing for our next train ride on Saturday, June 14. Family Fun Day was created to appeal to families and younger passengers by offering a shorter train ride and lower fares. … 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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