Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot
The beginning of the Southwest Georgia’s Excursion Train is at the depot in Downtown Cordele, Georgia Our Cordele depot and Gift Shop is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. Come browse through our unique gift shop full of train toys, memorabilia, as well as lots of Thomas the Train merchandise!
  • SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot Gift Shop at 105 9th Avenue
  • 12 Hotels
  • Historic District with walking tour/Main Street Community
  • 8,700 acre Lake Blackshear: trophy fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking, camping
  • Watermelon Capital of the World
  • Watermelon Festival - Oldest Annual Festival in Georgia (June-July)
  • Georgia State Farmers Market - Shipping more watermelons than anywhere in the World
  • Watermelon Capital Speedway
  • Golf
  • Restaurants
Visit City of Cordele website.  Additional runs depart from the Georgia Vets Depot.


105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015-4371
Crisp County


Mistletoe Express Train
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Have your Christmas Wish List ready! Take a photo with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa, listen to a reading of The Polar Express, and pick up a last minute gift at SAM’s gift shop.  Free candy canes for every passenger! Come in your p.j.'s!