Category Archives: Train News

Plan now for the 2019 fall season

We enjoyed several great trips, beginning Mother’s Day and continuing through July, 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 world and across … 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 Gears Up for Fall

ELGIN, OREGON__After taking August off, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train is gearing up for a busy autumn. Kicking off the fall season Saturday, September 2, guest speaker Ginny Mammen will talk with passengers about the history of the Joseph Branch … 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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Friends of the Joseph Branch Plan Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Joseph Branch, the non-profit organization that operates the excursion train business, upgrades the cars and manages the depot, takes place in the fall, at the Elgin Depot. Details of the meeting are … Continue reading

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A Train Ride For a Packed Family Schedule!

We know you are trying to pack a lot of family fun into a short vacation, and the kids want to do it all! That’s why we designed two shorter trips we hope will fit your busy schedule. Our mid-summer … Continue reading

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2016 Season Starts with Mother’s Day Brunch

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day, you may find the answer in our scenic northeast corner of Oregon. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, is opening day for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train’s 2016 season. … Continue reading

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