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SAM Shortline
Ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!

SAM Shortline Excursion Train

 
SAM Shoreline LogoRiding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage cars, you’ll enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today’s South. The SAM Shortline stops in quaint towns filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping. The rails traversed by SAM Shortline’s passenger trains are part of the Heart of Georgia Railroad. The name “SAM Shortline” derives from the original railroad’s name, the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery, and from the name of the line’s founder, Colonel Samuel Hugh Hawkins.

Directions

GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9707993 | W -83.7822581



Address
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA United States 31015
Crisp County
BLUE-A-1
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details


  31.9707993
SAM Shortline Excursion Train

 


Phone
229-276-0755

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
Peanut Express
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Nov 4, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Nov 18, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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)...
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Day Out With Thomas
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

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Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 4:15 PM to 9 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.