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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Plains, Trains & Fireworks
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 6 PM to 11:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA PLEASE CALL 877-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755 to book this special excursions.
Join us for special evening train ride to Historic Plains for "Plains, Trains & Fireworks" to celebrate our country's independence.
There will be live music, a street dance, games and activities for the whole family, and of course... FIREWORKS at 9:30 pm!
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Monday, July 4, 2016

BBQ & Fireworks On The Lake Express (SOLD OUT)
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA ANOTHER SELLOUT! ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! Enjoy a July 4th BBQ dinner over beautiful Lake Blackshear then sit back for an exciting evening train ride through the Sumter County countryside. Upon our return, you'll watch the fireworks from the train while parked on the Lake Blackshear trestle. BBQ provided by Smoakies BBQ in Cordele. 229-276-0755.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Sumter Special
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Downtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Peanut Express
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Plains Express
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Plains Express
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Friday, September 9, 2016

Peanut Express
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Friday, September 16, 2016

Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA All aboard for a wonderful adventure with fun, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee. 229-276-0755.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Friday, October 21, 2016

Day Out With Thomas
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Day Out With Thomas
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
MapQuest

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
MapQuest

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Day Out With Thomas
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
MapQuest

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
MapQuest

Friday, November 4, 2016

Peanut Express
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Friday, November 11, 2016

Plains Express
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Friday, November 18, 2016

Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 4:15 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Get your tickets today to enjoy Christmas in Plains. There will be a Christmas parade and music to put you in the spirit of Christmas. You'll be riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. 229-276-0755.
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