2019 Schedule Trip Descriptions
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All rides have beautiful river views, towering open and forested ridges and jagged basalt cliffs. Passengers are free to carefully walk through the train in transit and enjoy the view from the open vestibules and baggage car. Youth 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please wear closed-toe shoes and be aware that there will be side-to-side rocking when the train is moving. The Elgin Depot has a gift shop, multi-stall rest rooms and ample parking.
2020 trip examples – dates to be announced
Saturday, / Two Rivers
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! En route, our volunteers will talk about the history of the area. A box lunch is included and served on the train. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at about 1:30 p.m.
Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)
Saturday, September / Wine & Cheese Train
This scenic train ride offers exceptional fall colors and provides a wonderful time to relax and unwind. Passengers taste a variety of wines from Copper Belt Winery of Baker City, poured by the wine maker, and Umapine Creamery serves a sampling of their artisan cheeses. A light meal is served during the return to the depot. Depart from Elgin at 3 p.m. for an early evening ride, when the scenery is captivating and wildlife comes out of the shadows. Bring a jacket as the evening mountain air is chilly. Return to the depot by 7 p.m. Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 (Not recommended or priced for riders under 21.)
Saturday, October / Autumn Train Robbery
The notorious Gold Rush Bandits are back! They are hiding in the woods, waiting for the train to roll into their territory! Mounted on horses, the bandits flag down the train and climb on board. The train departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.; lunch on the train is included. Adults = $70 / Seniors 60+ = $65 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $35 (kids under 3 ride for free!)
Saturday, / Two Rivers Bonus
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, but for this trip, we are adding a drive-by at Rondowa and a few more miles along the Wallowa River for even more fantastic fall scenery! A delicious boxed lunch is included and served along the way. Departs from Elgin Depot at 10 a.m., returning at about 2:30 p.m. Adults = $75 / Seniors 60+ = $70 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)
Saturday, October / Two Rivers End of Season Bounty
Following the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers as they tumble their courses and join together at Rondowa, our Two Rivers ride is our standard trip, and the scenery is fantastic! Passengers will catch the end of the fall colors, with the golden Tamarack trees a highlight. Dine on wonderful locally grown food, prepared by Ten Depot Street of La Grande, and a choice of regional adult beverages. Departs from Elgin Depot at 2 p.m. and returns at 6. Adults = $80 / Seniors 60+ = $75 (Not recommended nor priced for riders under 21.)
Sometimes things occur beyond our control that cause us to have to make changes to the train schedule, including, in very rare instances, even cancelling 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.
To book a seat, please select “Book Online“. Our depot attendant can help if you need additional travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.
Charters & Groups: 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.
Regardless of whether you are on a charter or a scheduled trip, our car hosts help make your time on the train enjoyable.
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 service animal, please let us know in advance that your dog will be accompanying you. We ask that the dog wear a vest, so our volunteers and fellow passengers know they are on the job. They must be on a leash at all times.
Need assistance? Ask an agent. A full service travel agency, Alegre Travel can also book your lodging and help you plan your vacation!