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Ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
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Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage cars, you’ll enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today’s South.  The SAM Shortline stops in quaint towns filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping. The rails traversed by SAM Shortline’s passenger trains are part of the Heart of Georgia Railroad. The name “SAM Shortline” derives from the original railroad’s name, the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery, and from the name of the line’s founder, Colonel Samuel Hugh Hawkins.


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GPS Coordinates:
N 31.9707993 | W -83.7822581



Address
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA United States 31015
Crisp County
BLUE-A-1
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015 View Details


  31.9707993
SAM Shortline Excursion Train

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Phone
229-276-0755

Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Aug 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
Friday, Aug 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 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.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
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.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
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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. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates)...
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - All aboard for a wonderful adventure with fun, 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.
Peanut Express
Friday, Oct 2, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
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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.
A Night At The Museum
Monday, Oct 5, 2015 6 PM to 10 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Celebrate the birthday of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie with a special "Night At The Museum" train.
Day Out With Thomas
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
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Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

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Candy Cane Express Train Ride
Friday, Dec 4, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 10 AM to 2:15 PM
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Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Enjoy a popular excursion with an hour and ten minute layover in Plains. The town will be all dressed in its Christmas wrapping and ready for your visit. Free candy canes for every passenger! Santa will be aboard for the ride!
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 4:15 PM to 9 PM
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Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Get your tickets today to enjoy Christmas in Plains. There will be a Christmas parade and music to put you in the spirit of Christmas. You'll be riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
The North Pole Express Train
Friday, Dec 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Presented by: SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Join us for a special nighttime ride from Georgia Veterans State Park to the Downtown Cordele Depot to visit with Santa Claus at the "North Pole". Ticket includes Santa Hat, Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane & entrance to Jingle Bell Market.
Breakfast/Lunch/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
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Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train, lunch train or supper train.