Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!
Upcoming Events
  Friday, March 6, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 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, March 7, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, March 13, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 13, 2015 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, March 14, 2015
Sumter Special
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 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 Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
MapQuest
  Friday, March 20, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 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, March 21, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 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, March 27, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 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, March 28, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 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, April 3, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 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, April 4, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, April 10, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Peanut Express
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  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
  Friday, April 17, 2015
Peanut Express
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  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, April 18, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 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, April 24, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 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, April 25, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, May 1, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 2, 2015
May Day Festival Special
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:45 AM to 3:35 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Special Excursion to Plains, Archery and AME Church 877-427-2457.
MapQuest
  Thursday, May 7, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Thursday, May 7, 2015 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, May 8, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, May 8, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 9, 2015
National Train Day / Cordele-Crisp "Touch-A-Train"
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Depot. Call for more information. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 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, May 22, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, May 22, 2015 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, May 23, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, May 23, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 30, 2015 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, June 5, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Sumter Special
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 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 Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
MapQuest
  Friday, June 12, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 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, June 13, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 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, June 19, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 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). 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, June 20, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 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
  Thursday, June 25, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 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, June 26, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 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
 
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