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SAM Shortline
Ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!

Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform

Additional runs not listed below originate at the Downtown Cordele Depot.

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Address
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA United States 31015
Crisp County
MapQuest
BLUE-A-1
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details


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Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform

 
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, May 6, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Jul 16, 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.
National Train Day / Cordele-Crisp "Touch-A-Train"
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Depot. Call 877-GA-RAILS for more information.
Plains Express
Friday, May 20, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform
Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
Peanut Express
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
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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. We will not stop at the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum on April 15th as the museum will be closed...
Sumter Special
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Downtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
BBQ & Fireworks On The Lake Express
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform
Enjoy a July 4th BBQ dinner over beautiful Lake Blackshear then sit back for an exciting evening train ride through the Sumter County countryside. Upon our return, you'll watch the fireworks from the train while parked on the Lake Blackshear trestle. BBQ provided by Smoakies BBQ in Cordele.
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.