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I was disappointed in this trip, you only get a view out of one side of the train and even though nature is beautiful in this part of Oregon it was anything special. Unless your kids really enjoy kids it's not a trip for children,...More
I found this when looking at area activities and attractions, so I decided to give it a try. The scenery is beautiful and the volunteers that run the program are delightful. The only thing I would change is the timing. I wish I had gone...More
I like train rides but this one was not even close to being worth the cost. We did the wine/chocolate train on Sat June 2. The wine consisted of 3 very small tastings and the chocolates consisted of 3 very small candies. The people providing...More
Such a fun way to ride the train...with a light meal served, then samples of Echo Ridge wines and Arrowhead decadent truffles. The scenery along the river route is serene as you relax with the motion of the passenger car. We enjoyed chatting with the...More
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
The Railriders out of Joseph might be a possibility. The "cars" are two-person, bicycle pedaled units which move along old railroad tracks. There is a 2-hour ride and a longer day-trip. Search for Joseph Branch Railriders.