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SAM Shortline Excursion Train



Toll Free: 1.877.GA.RAILS


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Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage cars, you’ll enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today’s South. The SAM Shortline stops in quaint towns filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping.

You can explore these towns and attractions while riding SAM Shortline Excursion Train:

    Georgia Veterans State Park and Military Museum
    Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club
    The Rural Telephone Museum (Leslie)
    Café Campesino (Americus)
    The Beautiful Rylander Theatre (Americus)
    The Windsor Hotel (Americus)
    President Carter’s Campaign Museum (Plains)
    President Carter’s Boyhood Home (Archery)

11 Miles from Route:
Andersonville National Historic Site and National POW Museum

SAM Shortline boards from either the Downtown Cordele Depot or Georgia Veterans State Park Depot.


Coach Class 
Climate-controlled coach cars offer comfortable, padded bench-style seating.
Adults                                $39.99*
Active/Retired Military       $36.99*
Seniors 62+                       $36.99*
Children (Ages 2-12)         $29.99*

Premium Seating – Americus Car 
The Americus car includes a complimentary beverage and snack mix.
This climate-controlled car features carpeting, ceiling fans, tables and chairs.
Adults                               $49.99*
Children (Ages 2-12)        $39.99*

VIP Lounge Seating – Colonel Samuel Hawkins Car
The historic Sam Hawkins Car includes a complimentary beverage and lunch from our concession car (chicken sandwich or hot dog & chips). This luxurious, climate-controlled car features carpeting, ceiling fans, leather couches, tables and chairs.
All Seats                           $59.99*

With something for everyone–anyone can go all out in Columbus, Georgia!

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