Riding 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.

Tickets are non-refundable. Passengers may call 72 hours in advance of ride date to transfer to a different ride date, upon availability. SAM Shortline reserves the right to cancel any train due to circumstances beyond our control.

Passenger Car Configuration and Seating Capacity

Photos of Passenger Cars

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Riders should wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. All cars are climate-controlled.

FLIP FLOPS and sandals without backs are not allowed on the train for safety purposes. Closed toe shoes or sandals with strap backs are considered the safest.

Rain gear is suggested since most depots are not covered and the train runs rain-or-shine.

Hot dogs, sausage dogs and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are available on the train. Drinks, ice cream, chips and hot popcorn, plus numerous souvenirs, are ready for you to purchase in the Leslie Car aboard the train.

Box lunch options are available for groups of 20 or more with advance purchase.