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, Dec 10, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Friday, Dec 23, 2016 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 a Christmas story and pick up a last minute gift at SAM’s gift shop.  Free candy canes for every passenger! Come in your p.j.'s!