Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
SAM Shortline Excursion Train


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. 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.


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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9707993 | W -83.7822581



Address
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA United States 31015
Crisp County
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Phone
229-276-0755

Peanut Express
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 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. 229-276-0755.
Americus Adventure
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 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... 229-276-0755.
Leslie Local
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
Archery Explorer
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
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. 229-276-0755.
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 4 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. 229-276-0755.
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