Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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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
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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

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Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 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.
Sumter Special
Friday, Aug 21, 2015 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 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 Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
Peanut Express
Friday, Oct 2, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 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.
A Night At The Museum
Monday, Oct 5, 2015 6 PM to 10 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Celebrate the birthday of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie with a special "Night At The Museum" train.
Day Out With Thomas
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to 3 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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Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Friday, Dec 4, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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!
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 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.
The North Pole Express Train
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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.
Breakfast/Lunch/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train, lunch train or supper train.