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Book Now for your October 2017 Eagle Cap Excursion Train Ride

Fall is in the air and it’s time to book your October 2017 Eagle Cap Excursion Train ride before the train’s operating season ends for 2017. There are three Saturday runs scheduled for October 2017. The first two runs include a train robbery as well as a tasty, Western-inspired lunch! The final run of the season on October 21st includes a scrumptious lunch and fall foliage from the train windows. And all three excursions will include 38 miles of spectacular scenery along the wild and scenic sections of the Grande Ronde River and Wallowa River as they flow towards the Snake River in Hells Canyon. You can read more about these trips on the Eagle Cap Excursion Train website’s trip description page.

Four train robbers on horseback brandishing pistols prepare to hold up the Eagle Cap Excursion Train ride

The infamous Gold Rush Bandits

Are you a little bit concerned about the train robbery? Don’t be. Others have done it and survived to tell the tale¬†about their Eagle Cap Excursion Train ride. Plus, the ever vigilant¬† volunteer Friends of the Joseph Branch will make sure you have appropriate “jewelry” and other goods to hand over to the “robbers” or bring along some “coin” of your own. It’s all in good fun! And even travel writer Grant McOmie had a thing or two to say about this train ride in his popular Grant’s Getaways.

All three trips depart from Elgin, Oregon, at 10 a.m. and return to Elgin about 2:30 p.m. Elgin is about a 45 minute drive from Joseph, Oregon, home of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast. So, schedule your train ride then book a room here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast to continue your exploration of Northeastern Oregon. There’s so much to see and do in the area and October is the perfect month to enjoy the autumn scenery. Restaurants are open, the galleries and shops are open, the Wallowa Mountains have their first coat of winter white, and of course the weather is mainly sunny and crisp. And crowds? What crowds? The trails are good for hiking and trail dust is minimal in the fall.

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train sells out frequently so please don’t delay and miss this great opportunity. You can book the excursion yourself online through the train’s website or by calling the travel professionals at Alegre Travel in LaGrande, Oregon, for more information and assistance. Alegre Travel’s phone is (800) 323-7330. See you in October!

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