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Great Father’s Day Gift idea

June 12, 2023

Are you still searching for a memorable way to spend Father’s Day? How about a ride on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train? There are a few seats available for Saturday, June 17, and several available for Sunday, June 18. The ride includes a robbery by the High Country Outlaws, who stop the train from horseback and “rob” the passengers, providing lots of fun and great photo opportunities. Our season is humming along and there are many good trips available through October. Go to the trip descriptions to see what is on the schedule, then click Book Online and follow the…

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2023 Excursion Season is Under Way

May 30, 2023

We got the 2023 season rolling with the traditional Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14, with a delicious meal catered by Ten Depot Street of La Grande. Then we followed up with a wonderful scenic ride on May 27. “May and June are such a beautiful time of year,” said Ed Spaulding, President of the Friends of the Joseph Branch, “we are pleased to provide chances for people to enjoy the spring scenery along the rivers.” The 2023 schedule offers 23 train rides, spread out through October 22. The scenery always receives top rating, but entertainment and themes add to the…

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Thank you, Passengers!

November 14, 2022

We had a wonderful 2022 season, taking over 2,000 passengers for a scenic ride over the season. We averaged 105 passengers per ride! Thank you! to all who rode – especially those who had to change plans because of wildfires or other challenges we encountered beyond our control. As we look forward to next season and plan our schedule for 2023, we also thank the track maintenance crew for all of their hard work and dedication, and give a special shout-out to Jim Seifer, Jr., of the Wallowa Union Railroad, as well as our amazing volunteers, Ed Spaulding (FJB Board…

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Fall Season adjustments

September 20, 2022

We had to make some changes to the September schedule, due to challenges outside of our control. However, we have added two Sunday rides later in October to handle the demand during the highly scenic season. We are sad about the two rides we had to cancel, but very grateful to our loyal passengers and dedicated volunteers and track crew. For those who were unable to reschedule, we’re sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience and hope you have the opportunity to ride next year.

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Fall Season Ready to Roll

August 23, 2022

We have some fun themes this fall, ranging from Shakespeare to Bavarian to Bigfoot and local farm bounty! All trips feature beautiful autumn scenery and tasty lunches. Check out the descriptions and book your tickets right away. The Train Robbery is already sold out, so don’t let your favorite theme train leave without you on board!

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