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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Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
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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.
Romantic Sunset Valentine Dinner On The Train
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, we'll take a short ride and park over beautiful Lake Blackshear as the sun is setting. After dinner, we will take a nighttime train ride through the Sumter County countryside before returning to the park.
Plains Express
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Mar 11, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Mar 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
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Presenter/Location: Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform
Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
Peanut Express
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 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.
Sumter Special
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 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.
National Train Day / Cordele-Crisp "Touch-A-Train"
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Depot. Call for more information.