SAM Shortline Excursion Train Cordele, GA 105 E 9th Ave
Cordele, GA 31015
(229) 276-0755 (877) 427-2457 www.samshortline.com

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POSTPONED: Due to President Carter's recent accident and surgery, we will have to postpone the Murder Mystery train with Paula Deen and President Carter that was scheduled for June 22. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Although progressing well, President Carter's therapy will take some time before he is back to his normal routine. When we are able to, we will announce a new date for this event. ๐Ÿš‚
  • on May 20
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So sorry to hear about President Carter's fall and his breaking his hip.
  • on May 14
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President Carter is out of surgery and it all went well we are told. ๐Ÿš‚

President Carter falls, breaks hip

Jimmy Carter is recovering in a hospital after falling as he was going hunting

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  • on May 13
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#TracksAreForTrains, not photoshoots! ๐Ÿš‚
  • on May 13
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Thank you to everyone that came out for our 6th annual Touch-A-Train to celebrate National Train Day! ๐Ÿš‚ Also a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors: Cordele-Crisp Tourism City of Cordele Cordele Main Street Crisp County Power Commission Operation Lifesaver Heart of Georgia Railroad Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Big Tex Trailers Planters First Bank Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunbelt Ford Mike Fraser's Auto Repair South Georgia Technical College Chick-Fil-A of Cordele The Cove at Lake Blackshear
  • on May 13
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Since many of our trips are full day excursions, our "Leslie" concession car is an important part of our train experience. Our managers are ServSafe certified and strive to ensure a quality food experience. Scoring 100 / A on our most recent food service inspection lets you know we handle food prep with utmost care. ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŒญ
  • on May 13
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Love stopping at the new Jackson Street station when we #VisitAmericus! ๐Ÿš‚
  • on May 10
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May 10, 2019 marks the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. At Promontory Summit, Utah, the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad laid the last 100 feet of track to meet together with great fanfare on May 10, 1869. It would be a key part in developing the United States into an industrialized nation. Before the railroadโ€™s completion, a common route from coast to coast would be by ship. A ship leaving California would to sail to the Isthmus of Panama, debark its passengers, and another ship would complete the journey to the east coast. The journey could take four months. The completed rail line made a coast to coast trip possible in a fast as five days. Want to experience what it was like to travel by train in the heyday of rail travel? The Historic SAM Shortline runs excursions in 1940s passenger cars along part the route of the old Savannah Americus & Montgomery (SAM) Railroad. Tomorrow -- Saturday, May 11 -- the Historic SAM Shortline is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad as part of their "Touch-A-Train" National Train Day Celebration. samshortline.com
  • on May 10
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Don't miss our National Train Celebration on Saturday! ๐Ÿš‚

A train ticket that takes a century and a half to get

The โ€œBig Boyโ€ locomotive, developed in the 1940s as the worldโ€™s largest steam-powered engine, returned to the rails to commemorate the creation -- and ...

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  • on May 08
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Always neat to see the rail inspect train come through town. #samshortline #cordelerailfan
  • on May 01
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Proud to announce our Spirits of SAM Shortline tasting event today. Mark August 24 on your calendar. ๐Ÿš‚
  • on April 28
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Our thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. PLEASE folks, DO NOT trespass on train tracks. It's illegal and very dangerous. ๐Ÿš‚
  • on April 26
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The narrow-gauge Americus, Lumpkin & Preston Railroad soon became a part of the standard-gauge Savannah Americus & Montgomery Railroad (SAM). ๐Ÿš‚
  • on April 23
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President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter and Paula Deen invite you to join them Saturday, June 22nd for a Murder Mystery event on the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad entitled โ€œSouthern Ways and Meansโ€. This entertaining play, written by Kim Carter Fuller, will thrill passengers on the vintage passenger train before they debark in downtown historic Plains, Georgia where they will enjoy a Paula Deen recipe-themed dinner and the culmination of the โ€˜whodunitโ€™. Coach seating is $199.99, with premium seats for $249.99. A cash bar will be available for all passengers and premium passengers will receive 2 complimentary drinks. No drinks will be served on the ride back. Guests will board at the SAM Shortline Depot at Georgia Veteranโ€™s State Park in Cordele ; boarding begins at 3:00pm with a 3:30pm departure. Guests will enjoy the dinner and conclusion of the play in Plains and will arrive back at the Veteranโ€™s Park Depot at 10:20pm. Seating is limited for this event and advance reservations are required; no walk up tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit The Bag Lady Foundation, Friends of Jimmy Carter NHS, Plains Better Hometown and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad. Call Toll-free @ 877 GA-RAILS or visit www.SAMShortline.com
  • on April 18
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STAY TUNED! We will have a very special announcement at 10 AM this morning! ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ˜
  • on April 18
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With the predictions of extreme storms on Friday, including heavy rain, possible hail and tornadoes, we have made the decision to cancel Friday's "Sumter Special" train ride. Saturday's "Presidential Flyer" will continue as planned. ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒฉโ˜”๏ธ
  • on April 17
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We will be at the Taste of Richland & Market - Annual Event with some great prizes and making a special announcement! ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿš‚
  • on April 16
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It was a beautiful day for the Spring Car Show. See you next Friday and Saturday to #VisitPlains. #gastateparks
  • on April 13
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We LOVE our Chick-fil-A Cordele! We forgot to place our order for today's train. With only 40 minutes before departure, they got our order made, delivered to the park depot and we were still able to leave on time! THANK YOU! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
  • on April 13
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Beautiful day and guess where we are heading... hint, hint ๐Ÿ˜Š #gastateparks #seesumtercounty #visitplains
  • on April 13
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Start your Monday off right with a little train music... ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸŽถ
  • on April 08
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Be Safe! Never take photos on train tracks. It's dangerous and illegal. #NoPhotosOnTrainTracks ๐Ÿš‚
  • on April 03
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Time to enjoy 'A Night At The Museum'.
  • on March 30
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Conductor Al Willis is greeting passengers for today's Presidential Flyer to #visitplains. #gastateparks #samshortline #seesumtercounty
  • on March 23
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The Sam Shortline Excursion Train is the perfect way to #VisitPlains! ๐Ÿš‚
  • on March 22
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105 E 9th Ave
Cordele, GA 31015
Phone.....................(229) 276-0755 Toll-free.................(877) 427-2457

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