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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.

Address
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015-4371
Crisp County
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Phone
229-276-0755

Leslie Local
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
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SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
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Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies...
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - All aboard for a wonderful adventure with a parade, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee.
Website  SamShortline.com
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