Thronateeska Limited

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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".

After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the 200,000 square foot Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. Train tickets include FREE admission to the museum, where you will explore the largest collection of antique telephones and telephone memorabilia in the world. You will also see numerous antique vehicles and even a working cathedral pipe organ.

Then you will ride to our Church Street Depot in Americus, Georgia. Here you can visit Habitat For Humanity's Global Village complex across from the depot. (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates)

Please note this trip does NOT visit the Historic Downtown Americus area.

After your train ride, before sure to visit the indoor military museum at Georgia Veterans State Park as will as the outdoor display of military planes, tanks and cannons.
Thronateeska Limited (Total trip: 5 hours, 30 minutes)
  9:10 AM      Boarding begins 
  9:30 AM      Depart Downtown Cordele Depot
10:00 AM      Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park
10:05 AM      Depart Georgia Veterans State Park
10:30 AM      Arrive Leslie, Georgia
                          (Layover of 1 hour, 15 minutes)
11:45 AM      Depart Leslie
12:15 AM      Arrive Americus (Church Street Depot & Habitat For Humanity Global Village)
                          (Layover of 1 hour, 15 minutes)
  1:30 PM      Depart Americus (Church Street)
  2:25 PM      Arrive Ga. Veterans State Park
  2:30 PM      Depart Ga. Veterans State Park
  3:00 p.m.    Arrive Downtown Cordele Depot

Event Phone: 229-276-0755

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SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015-4371
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SAM Shortline Excursion Train
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA United States 31015

SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details

SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot