Downtown Cordele Depot


The beginning of the Southwest Georgia’s Excursion Train is at the depot in Downtown Cordele, Georgia. The depot and Gift Shop is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. Come browse through our unique gift shop full of train toys, memorabilia, as well as lots of Thomas the Train merchandise!

  • SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot Gift Shop at 105 9th Avenue
  • 12 Hotels
  • Historic District with walking tour/Main Street Community
  • 8,700 acre Lake Blackshear: trophy fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking, camping
  • Watermelon Capital of the World
  • Watermelon Festival – Oldest Annual Festival in Georgia (June-July)
  • Georgia State Farmers Market – Shipping more watermelons than anywhere in the World
  • Watermelon Capital Speedway
  • Golf
  • Restaurants

Visit City of Cordele website. Additional runs depart from the Georgia Vets Depot.

105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp County
Corner of US Hwy 41 and 9th Avenue in Historic Downtown Cordele