Ride the Train in the Land of the Wallowas – One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

Welcome to the official website of the Eagle Cap Excursion Train, located in the beautiful northeast corner of Oregon. The train offers scenic trips beside the beautiful Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers of northeast Oregon.

We are putting together our season schedule for 2022 and look forward to seeing you on the train. Please check the schedule under “Ride the Train” on this site in February, when we expect to announce the schedule and begin booking reservations. 

After the schedule is posted, select “Book Online” from the main menu to make your reservations. To see the season’s excursion choices, select “Ride the Train” from the main menu, then “Schedule” or “Trip Descriptions” from the drop-down. If you have questions or would like assistance, contact the Elgin Depot, 541.437.3652, or tickets@eaglecaptrainrides.com. Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the off-season and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays during the season, plus Saturdays when there is a scheduled train ride. Or, send a comment through this website for a response within hours.

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train was featured on Grant’s Getaways, a television show hosted by Grant McOmie and produced for Travel Oregon and KGW TV. We thank them. Enjoy! Then give us a call!

Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a train ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. Journey back in time on a section of the picturesque and historic Joseph Branch rail line in Northeast Oregon. Discover untamed territory as the train follows the Grande Ronde River downstream through rugged cliffs and timbered ridges, then travels up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River. Whether you are a rail fan, a nature and wildlife enthusiast, a history buff or a vacationer looking for a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of region, a ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train is sure to please!

The train operates from the Elgin Depot, 300 Depot Street, Elgin, Oregon. The depot was built in 2012 in a style reminiscent of the original historic depot. It contains a gift shop, ticket office and historical railroad artifacts and is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., opening extended hours on train days and with some alterations to the hours and days during the season. Please call 541.437.3652 to speak with the depot attendant. Entire cars can be reserved for groups. Charter the whole train for unforgettable special events. Motor coach parking is available at the north end of the depot.

Need advice on where to go for goods, services, events and entertainment? Go to the websites of the Union County and Wallowa County Chambers of Commerce. Or, download the new location-based Go Northeast Oregon mobile app to your smart phone!

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