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SAM Shortline Excursion Train
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
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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
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
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
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
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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
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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
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
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.
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
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Peanut Express
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Peanut Express
Friday, Oct 2, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Monday, October 5, 2015
A Night At The Museum
Monday, Oct 5, 2015 6 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Celebrate the birthday of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie with a special "Night At The Museum" train. 229-276-0755.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Day Out With Thomas
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

The 2015 Ticket Information to come . . . Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Day Out With Thomas
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

The 2015 Ticket Information to come . . . Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

The 2015 Ticket Information to come . . . Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Day Out With Thomas
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

The 2015 Ticket Information to come . . . Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Day Out With Thomas
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.

The 2015 Ticket Information to come . . . Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - 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.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Friday, Dec 4, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride! 229-276-0755.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 4:15 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride! 229-276-0755.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride! 229-276-0755.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Monday, Dec 14, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride! 229-276-0755.
Friday, December 18, 2015
The North Pole Express Train
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Join us for a special nighttime ride from Georgia Veterans State Park to the Downtown Cordele Depot to visit with Santa Claus at the "North Pole". Ticket includes Santa Hat, Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane & entrance to Jingle Bell Market. 229-276-0755.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Breakfast/Lunch/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train, lunch train or supper train. Adults: $29.99 Children 2 & up: $19.99 229-276-0755.
Breakfast/Lunch/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train, lunch train or supper train. Adults: $29.99 Children 2 & up: $19.99 229-276-0755.
Breakfast/Lunch/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train, lunch train or supper train. Adults: $29.99 Children 2 & up: $19.99 229-276-0755.
 

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