We want to extend a huge “Thank you!” to all of our passengers, business partners and volunteers who made the 2019 season a success. Hundreds of people experienced the fun of riding the train and enjoying the beauty of the historic Joseph Branch Railroad. Please follow these links to the new schedule and the trip descriptions. Reserve your seats for the rides online or by contacting our depot agent, 541.437.3652. The 2020 season is available for booking. Please see the SPECIAL NOTICE concerning COVID19 and booking reservations for the 2020 season.
2020 Ticket prices:
Mother’s Day Brunch: Adult (17-59), $80; Senior (60+), $75; Youth (3-16), $40; Children under 3 years of age ride for free.
Check trip descriptions for all other ticket prices.
To book a seat, after the new schedule has been announced and posted, please select “Book Online” from the main menu or contact the Elgin Depot. Our attendant is available Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and can help if you need additional information or would like to buy a gift certificate.
The train operates from the Elgin Depot, 300 Depot Street, Elgin, Oregon. The depot was built in 2012 in a style reminiscent of the original historic depot. It contains a gift shop, ticket office and historical railroad artifacts and is open to visitors Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., opening extended hours on train days and with some alterations to the hours and days during the season. Please call 541.437.3652 to speak with the depot attendant.
Are you looking for a fun group activity or venue for your special event? Entire cars can be reserved for groups, or charter the whole train for an unforgettable special event. Motor coach parking is available at the north end of the depot. The depot itself is available for meetings and small events. Please call 541.437.3652 for more information.
Service dogs: We do not allow pets on the train. However, service dogs, with special training to assist their handler, are welcome. To smooth the process of checking in at the depot and to help our volunteers seat you and your dog, please let us know in advance that your animal will be accompanying you. We ask that service dogs wear a vest so our volunteers and fellow passengers know they are on the job. They must be on a leash at all times.
Sometimes things occur beyond our control that require us to make changes to the train schedule, and in very rare instances, even cancel rides. We do everything in our power to keep this from happening, but if it should, the price of your ticket purchases will be refunded. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you on the train.
Need assistance with you lodging, dining and other visitor services? Ask an agent. A full service travel agency, Alegre Travel can also book your lodging and help you plan your vacation!