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 Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers.
Our season schedule is found under the drop-down menu of “Ride the Train”. We look forward to serving you on the train. Online booking is available.
After viewing the schedule, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Depot hours vary in the off season. When not staffed, please leave a message or call the number provided on the answering machine. During the excursion season, the depot is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Send a comment through this website for a response to your questions within hours.
The production crew from 7Idea Productions rode the Eagle Cap Excursion Train one recent fall day and produced a wonderful video of the ride. Watch it here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMZB7Qh3jII, and see the other train videos they have to offer. You can purchase the video from their website. Thank you, 7Idea Productions!
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!
Ride description: Sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of a 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 before train rides and on a varying schedule during the season. Please call 541.437.3652 to speak with the depot attendant.
Entire passenger 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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Hi. Thank you for your interest in riding the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. Our online booking is now available, as of Friday, February 3. Please view the schedule by going to the dropdown menu under Ride the Train on the main menu, or see the trip descriptions. To book the Mother’s Day Brunch, go straight to Book Online in the main menu and follow the prompts to the reservations system. Please let us know if you have any questions.