Alpen Train

This listing is provided by Visit Eastern Oregon

Joining forces with the folks from Oregon’s Alpenfest, to give this ride a Bavarian flavor and get you in the mood for the popular annual event that’s held in Joseph, September 29 & 30. Expect plated Bavarian food on the menu, guest hosts in lederhosen and dirndl dresses, live accordion music and lots of Alpen fun! Non-alcoholic beer will be among the beverage choices. Departs from Elgin at 10 a.m. / returns at about 2 p.m. Wildflowers and waterfowl are scenic highlights, along the beautiful Grande Ronde River.

Adults = $90 / Seniors 60+ = $85 / 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.

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.