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Address: 300 N. 8th Street, Elgin, OR 97827
Phone Number: 800-323-7330
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The trip has great views of the area and the staff is interesting and knowledgable .we loved the opera unity to visit with other train enthusiasts and the opertunity to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Elgin, Oregon
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Summerville, Oregon
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 the train and stop it. Great fun. Robbers, saloon girls, and even a preacher.

Thank OldPoiDog
Elgin, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trip has great views of the area and the staff is interesting and knowledgable .we loved the opera unity to visit with other train enthusiasts and the opertunity to see wildlife along the river.

Thank ahkwife
Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

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. I would have liked to have more time there to poke around for a few... More 

Thank JimmieMacPDX
Nampa, ID
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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 so it’s not a problem to get good views. They do not over-pack the train... More 

Thank Nampa_Guy
Kennewik, Wa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

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 ticket price was for more than my entertainment. Save this passageway, let me spend four... More 

Thank Djaymccain
Boise, Idaho
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

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 a waste of time and money for our group. On the positive side.... the staff... More 

5 Thank Kim B
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

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.

2 Thank Lynn S
Clarkston, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Family Friendly, Really Fun! Affordable! Train ride with beautiful scenery, kids got to explore train, lunch and shopping at the stop. Highly Recommend!

1 Thank kimberlymom
Beaverton, Oregon
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346 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We went on the Mother's Day train. You don't see any roads/highways from the train - just great scenery and the river.

2 Thank Robyn D
Baker City, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This trip along the river was purchased as a gift for me and we thought it was going to be fun and quaint. Instead, it was crowded, boring and the train only moved about 5 miles an hour for the whole time. They say it is where roads do not go and yet we saw houses and even cars across... More 

1 Thank Sahoni

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