SAM Shortline Train

Take a trip back in time as you enjoy a scenic Georgia train ride through the rolling countryside on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train that goes right through Georgia Veterans Memorial Park and over Lake Blackshear making a stop at the depot in the Park. This 1949 vintage train is named for the original rail spur line that went from Savannah to Americus, GA and then on to Montgomery, Alabama.

Today the SAM Shortline travels between Cordele and Americus, GA. The SAM Shortline’s itinerary varies by day and rotates stops at the following scenic locations: Georgia Veterans State Park and Lake Blackshear; Leslie, the home of one of Georgia’s most unique museum the Rural Telephone Museum that is situated in a beautifully restored cotton warehouse that showcases antiques, switchboards, classic cars, colorful murals–and, of course, antique telephones; Americus, a Victorian town and home to the Habitat for Humanity’s new Global Village; Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter where you can visit President Carter’s campaign museum; and Archery, featuring President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm. The train stops for approximately five minutes at each depot allowing riders to disembark to visit the destination and continue on a later train.

For a complete schedule, pricing, and to make a reservation visit: or call: 229-276-0755 or 877-427-2457

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quote A great way to celebrate my twenty-fourth wedding anniversary. This trip was wonderful, the volunteers are very knowledgeable and super kind. We saw so many wonderful things in the south and I am thrilled beyond with the experience. quote

quote Wow! I had an amazing time! Once again, Sam Shortline Excursion Train has gone above and beyond to provide a memorable experience. Thank you so much for everything and please don't stop. quote

quote You guys are the best, you help make mom's birthday so awesome. We rode the train twice, it was so great. Can't wait to go back! quote

quote We rode the SAM Shortline from Americus, GA to Plains, GA. It was a fun experience and I'm glad we did it. quote

quote This is a wonderful outing for couples, girls weekend outing, families! quote

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