2019 Valentine’s Dinner Train

Join the Historic SAM Shortline for our annual romantic sunset dinner train on Valentine’s Day. 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 […]

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 Pulls Into Cordele In October

DOWT 2018 Logo

Cordele, Georgia (September 1, 2018) – All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Historic SAM […]

Join President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter For A Special Murder Mystery Train On June 16

PLAINS, GA (May 25, 2018) — President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter invite you to join them Saturday, June 16th for a special Murder Mystery aboard the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad titled “Southern Ways and Means”. This entertaining play written by Carter’s niece, playwright Kim Carter Fuller, will thrill guest aboard the vintage passenger cars before […]

Historic SAM Shortline To Celebrate NATIONAL TRAIN DAY at 5th Annual “Touch-A-Train”

National Train Day 2018

Cordele, Georgia – On May 10, 1869, the ‘golden spike’ was driven into the final tie at Promontory Summit, Utah, ceremonially completing the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. The honor this event, Saturday, May 12, 2018 is designated as NATIONAL TRAIN DAY and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad in Cordele – Georgia’s only […]