Spring Is The Time To Ride The Historic SAM Shortline Railroad

Cordele, Georgia – The Historic SAM Shortline Railroad kicked off it’s 2018 season in February with it’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Train and three additional full-day excursions. Now with spring just around the corner, it’s a great time enjoy a train ride in Southwest Georgia.

On Friday, March 16 we will making a visit to the popular Georgia Rural Telephone Museum in Leslie. One of Georgia’s most unique museums, the 200,000 square foot Rural Telephone Museum is situated in a beautifully restored cotton warehouse that showcases antiques, switchboards, classic cars, colorful murals – and, of course, antique telephones. The admission fee is waved for SAM Shortline passengers.

A special treat is in store for the little ones on our Presidential Flyer trip to Plains and Archery on Saturday, March 31. We will arrive in Archery just in time for the annual Easter egg hunt at President Carter’s Boyhood Farm hosted by the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

The Remaining  March Schedule for the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad is:
Friday, March 16 – Peanut Express
Saturday, March 17 – Plains Express
Friday, March 23 – Presidential Flyer
Saturday, March 24 – Watermelon Express
Friday, March 30 – Plains Express
Saturday, March 31 – Presidential Flyer

Details of each itinerary can be found at samshortline.com/schedule along with online ticket purchasing.

The Historic SAM Shortline Railroad operates in Crisp and Sumter Counties in Southwest Georgia along the route of the original Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway of the 1880s. Operated by the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the SAM Shortline gives passengers a true vintage train travel experience in climate-controlled, 1940s-era passenger cars.