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2021 Schedule News

Cab rides are new in 2020 season. Only one per scheduled train ride. Reservations are required. Continue reading

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Excursion Train Canceled 2020 Season

ELGIN, OREGON__A message from the President of the Friends of the Joseph Branch: The Friends of the Joseph Branch Board of Directors watched the status of the COVID-19 virus pandemic closely and recently made the decision to not run the … Continue reading

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Backcountry Howard Creek Bridge Gets Repairs

We had such high hopes for a busy and successful 2020 season! But COVID-19 stepped in and everything changed. To protect the health of our volunteers, crew and passengers, we decided not to run the train at all. The Friends … Continue reading

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We are planning the 2020 season!

We enjoyed many great trips in 2019, beginning Mother’s Day and continuing through October 19, including train robberies, a ride honoring Veterans, and the popular Bigfoot Train. Our volunteer car hosts and crew had fun meeting passengers from around the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day is Coming! What do you have planned?

Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, the Gold Rush Bandits will saddle their horses and dress in their Western best, ready for to rob the train! Continue reading

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2019 Train Rides Announced

We are thrilled to announce our exciting 2019 season! The schedule is full of fun opportunities to enjoy a train ride along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers of Northeast Oregon on the historic “Joseph Branch” railroad. Continue reading

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What are your doing for Father’s Day?

Here are the descriptions of this weekend’s rides. Don’t delay – get your tickets before it is too late! Saturday, June 16 / Spring Train Robbery There are bandits out there in the hills, and they are looking for an excuse … Continue reading

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Excursion Train to Feature Wineries and Other Artisan Producers

The 2017 season of the Eagle Cap Excursion Train launched Sunday, May 14, with the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. Now we settle in for an active season that includes sixteen trips. Ed Spaulding, volunteer engineer and President of the Friends … Continue reading

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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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The 2017 Schedule

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train thanks everyone who helped make the 2016 season a great success! During the off-season, we put together the schedule and trip descriptions for 2017, maintained equipment and made improvements. We announced the 2017 schedule in … Continue reading

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