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Plan now for summer and fall train rides

June 17, 2024

The 2024 season is off to a great start, with every ride at capacity. Now is the time to plan your train ride and book your seats online for July through October. Ride in comfort in one of our three air conditioned passenger cars. Choose from two cars with tables and chairs, or the coach seating in the center car. After the safety speech by Conductor Max, you may explore the train, moving throughout the passenger cars, taking photos from the vestibules, or enjoying the fresh air and viewing from the baggage car. Our trained volunteer car hosts will answer…

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We’re excited to get rolling in 2024!

March 19, 2024

Our beautiful and mild spring is getting us itching to start the excursion season. The hillsides are greening up, birds have arrived early and it is looking like this will be an amazing season. Don’t delay in booking the ride of your choice – some rides sell out early! Dick Burch, our First Responder volunteer in charge of ensuring you have a safe and comfortable ride, spent his career managing emergencies for Federal government agencies. He provided some information about our rivers that might be of interest to many of you, concerning the Wild & Scenic Rivers on which we…

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Pet Sitting Services for Passenger’s Pets

September 6, 2023

Many of us enjoy having our dog along when traveling, but their presence can sometimes add a challenge to participating in activities that don’t permit pets. If you are traveling with a dog or cat and need a place to leave it in good hands while riding the train, here are two dog sitters who might fit your needs. Please contact them in advance to learn their policies. You will need the dog’s proof of vaccination. Blue Mountain K9s – A Pawsitive Approach to TrainingMichele Sandgren541-786-3956Her fee is just $20. Her facility is 3 miles out of Elgin. Countryside Kennels62616…

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July Newsletter

July 29, 2023
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Train newspaper updated

July 25, 2023

We have updated and printed the tabloid newspaper we hand out on the train and in the depot. It highlights the history of the Joseph Branch (now known as Wallowa Union Railroad), describes the equipment we use for the passenger train, provides a mile-by-mile guide to landmarks along the railroad and includes advertising for some of our important business partners. Take a look, learn more about the railroad and be sure to stop by and thank our partners for their support. When you do, you’ll find lots of fun activities, great food, and items to take home as a reminder…

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