Train Robbers Expected During Next Ride

Robbers escape with outlaw.

Robbers escape with outlaw.

June 27 – There is still time to get tickets for this trip. Call Alegre Travel today! A few seats may be available at boarding, as well. 800.323.7330

Train robbers will strike the Eagle Cap Excursion Train Saturday, June 28. Passengers are warned to leave their valuables at home but bring their camera and a sense of adventure on the ride.

It happens every year, about this time. Bandits stop the train and reinforcements ride out of the woods to board somewhere in the canyon of the Grande Ronde River near Elgin. It’s all for fun and excitement and the costumed characters of the old west follow a loose story line when entertaining the passengers.

The robbery is performed by the Elgin Stampeders, the organization responsible for putting on the annual Elgin Stampede PRCA Rodeo in mid-July. They use the annual train robbery to promote the rodeo, and to show off their horsemanship skills.

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train departs the Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns around 2 p.m. Passengers have plenty of time for relaxation, visiting and enjoying the view as they travel down the Grande Ronde River and a few miles up the Wallowa River. On this trip, lunch is served on the train after a brief stop along the river to let passengers stretch their legs while the crew prepares for the return trip to Elgin.

Ticket prices are: youth, 3 to 16 = $35 / adults = $70 / seniors 60+ = $65. Lunch is prepared by Ten Depot Street and included in the ticket price. This is one of our most popular trips, so book early. Reservations are recommended to ensure you get a seat and the lunch of your choice.

For train tickets, details on the excursions and lodging options, contact Alegre Travel, 1.800.323.7330 or When you purchase your tickets you will be asked to choose a sandwich, salad or vegetarian lunch, all of which include a dessert and beverage.

The scenic train season continues through mid-October. Click here for the full schedule and trip descriptions. Follow us on Facebook for news and photos.


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