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What a fun experience! On our 4 hour trip we saw bull elk, a brown bear, a bald eagle, egret, ducks and beautiful butterflies! The train follows the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers. The volunteer staff were so nice and friendly. Lunch was served, but...More
Excursion trains come in all shapes and sizes. This one has some excellent river scenery in an area that is minimally accessible by car. Unlike the Cumbres and Toltec or the Durango to Silverton trains in Colorado, it lacks vintage steam equipment, grand and varied...More
I went on the Train Robbery Excursion. Despite the rain and winds this ride turned out to be awesome! The Elgin Depot has a ticket office, gift shop, restrooms and indoor and outdoor waiting areas. There is plenty of parking too.Volunteers from the Friends of...More
This train follows the Grande Ronde River, then at the confluence with the Wallowa River, it goes up that one. The three old passenger cars show their age, but they are constantly being restored. Up the branch, a bunch of robbers on horseback shoot up...More
Elgin train trip 26 September 2015
Drove east from Portland on Friday afternoon. Elgin is an interesting small old mill town in eastern Oregon. Stayed at motel in LaGrande Friday night. Breakfast in LaGrande Saturday morning, drove out to Elgin.
Elgin is an interesting town....More
We had a good day out with Eagle Cap. It’s a nicely restored train run entirely with volunteers. The train itself is in great shape and the view along the river makes for a fun day out. The scenery is pretty consistent along the way...More
Train went slow, river was way low, people on river side didn't switch for return trip, "historian" was only about ten minutes. But food was delicious, staff was friendly, saw some deer and a coyote and the car was the right temperature. Felt like my...More
Very disappointing train ride. We had three of us in our group and we were not able to sit together. Train traveled very slow and some scenery on only one side of train. Honestly, the scenery is better driving around the area. Personally, this was...More
A group from our church signed up for a special train ride. There was a sheriff and a robber and girls from the saloon prancing through the train every so often. To see us off some cowboys rode their horses along side the train.