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Unique Train Ride Includes Hatchery Tour

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train is offering an unusual train ride Saturday, August 29. The train operates on a remote stretch of track between Elgin and Wallowa, Oregon, in the state’s scenic northeast corner. As was typical when railroads were … Continue reading

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August 15 Train Ride Cancelled Due to Wild Fire Hazard

Due to the high risk of fire in our forests and range land and corresponding fire restrictions put in place by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train has cancelled its August 15 train ride. We are very … Continue reading

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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Comes to the Wallowas

To celebrate the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Travel Oregon asked seven of Oregon’s best bicycle makers to create seven one-of-a-kind bikes. All this summer, the bikes will be hidden where they belong, at Oregon’s 7 Wonders, for lucky adventurers to … Continue reading

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Dinner and Music Accompany July 18 Evening Ride

People looking for a pleasant way to spend a summer evening will want to know about Dinner & Music on the Train, a special sunset train ride beside the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers. The Eagle Cap Excursion Train departs … Continue reading

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Train Robbery Expected This Saturday!

Riders on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train, June 20, should hide their valuables and have their cameras ready, as the train winds its way along the Grande Ronde River in northeast Oregon. The Saturday before Father’s Day is a favorite … Continue reading

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Elgin Depot Open House

The Friends of the Joseph Branch invite you to an open house at the Elgin Depot, Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the train with an engineer. Tour the depot, stop in the gift shop and talk to … Continue reading

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Train Featured on Grant’s Getaways

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train was recently featured on Grant’s Getaways, a television show hosted by Grant McOmie and produced for Travel Oregon and KGW TV. We were very pleased to welcome Portland television host Grant McOmie on the train Saturday, September 27, to tape … Continue reading

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Fall Season Gets Under Way Saturday

Our fall season starts this Saturday, September 13, on what promises to be a beautiful autumn day. Passengers have the pleasure of being the first to ride the train since painting the exterior was completed over the last few days. … Continue reading

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Excursion Train Gets New Paint!

During the recess between summer and fall seasons, the Eagle Cap Excursion Train will receive a long-awaited paint job. The stripes on the passenger cars, currently a dingy black, will be painted bright blue with yellow accents to match the … Continue reading

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Unique Train Ride & Hatchery Tour!

Saturday, August 2, the attention turns to steelhead and fall Chinook, when a train ride from Minam delivers passengers to Lookingglass Creek for a guided tour of the Lookingglass Fish Hatchery. This train ride departs from Minam, taking passengers down … Continue reading

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