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 […]

Historic SAM Shortline Adds ‘No-Meal’ Coach Option To Valentine Train

Cordele, Georgia –  SAM Shortline’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Train has become so popular, the 2018 event sold out almost immediately after the date became available at for purchase. Featuring a romantic Italian dinner on the SAM Shortline train while overlooking beautiful Lake Blackshear at sunset, the annual event is truly a unique Valentine’s Day […]

Historic SAM Shortline Railroad Kicks Off 2018 Season In February

Cordele, Georgia – The Historic SAM Shortline Railroad kicks off it’s 2018 season this week with it’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Train and three additional full-day excursions during the month of February. The Valentine’s Dinner Train has become such a favorite with couples that seats sold out almost immediately after the schedule was released at […]

2016 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 […]