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Joseph Branch Railroad History Train

Joseph Branch Railroad History Train

Go where no car can take you! The Eagle Cap Excursion Train runs on a roadless stretch of track between Elgin and Minam in Northeast Oregon. Along the way, the train passes through a spectacular scenic landscape as it follows the Grande Ronde River down stream, then turns up the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River. The scenic train provides a relaxing journey into untamed territory. A pause at the Kimmel siding allows passengers to stretch their legs and breathe the fresh mountain air before continuing the train ride. A meal is served on the train during many trips. Other trips have featured entertainment.

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train operates out of a new depot in Elgin, where you will find ample parking, a gift shop, indoor and outdoor waiting areas, rest rooms, and historical exhibits and photos. Reservations are recommended. Reserve an entire car for your group, or charter the train for a private event. Historically known as the Joseph Branch, the railroad is owned by the governments of Wallowa & Union Counties, with the train operated by the Friends of the Joseph Branch.

Joseph Branch Railroad History Train / Saturday, July 15

Hear stories about loggers, railroaders, cowboys, and the history of the Joseph Branch railroad as we follow the shore of the Grande Ronde River to Rondowa, then continue along the Wild & Scenic Wallowa River ride for a couple of miles before reversing direction for the return to Elgin. A delicious, boxed lunch is included and served along the way. Departs from Elgin 10 a.m. / returns at 1:30 p.m. 38 miles traveled, round trip.

Adults = $85 / Seniors 60+ = $80 / Youth, 3 to 16 = $40 (kids under 3 ride for free!)

To book a seat, please select “Book Online“. Your confirmation will be emailed to you. The reservations manager can also help if you need additional travel information, lodging arrangements or if you would like to purchase a gift certificate.

Contact Info

300 Depot Street
Elgin, OR