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Event Title & Details
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Sat

Oct 05

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Oct 18

9:00 AM

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and much more!

Train departure times are at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3:00 pm.
Event opens at 9:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Oct 19

9:00 AM

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and much more!

Train departure times are at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3:00 pm.
Event opens at 9:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sun

Oct 20

9:00 AM

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and much more!

Train departure times are at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3:00 pm.
Event opens at 9:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Oct 26

9:00 AM

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and much more!

Train departure times are at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3:00 pm.
Event opens at 9:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sun

Oct 27

9:00 AM

Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their families to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and much more!

Train departure times are at 10:00 am, 10:45 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm & 3:00 pm.
Event opens at 9:00 AM
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Nov 02

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Nov 08

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Americus, Georgia to explore the beautiful downtown area, including the Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theater.

Next, you'll visit President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 8 hours, 25 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Nov 09

10:00 AM

Cordele Rail Fan Festival will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 302 North 7th St. Cordele, GA 31015 Shuttle Train Schedule 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:30 AM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM Tickets for the shuttle train can be purchased at the Depot. Tickets are $5.00 Per Person or $10.00 for an all day pass. #CordeleRailFan
- All Ages Ride -
Downtown Cordele Depot
Cordele, GA
Sat

Nov 16

10:00 AM

Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 7 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Nov 23

10:00 AM

Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats. Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am (Total trip: 7 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Nov 30

3:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing evening on SAM Shortline as we travel to Plains in time for all the lights in Plains to glow brightly. President and Rosalyn Carter will throw the switch to light up the town. There will be Christmas music and activities to put you in the spirit of Christmas. Special plans are in store as we have word that SANTA will be joining us on our excursion. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Beer and wine will be available for purchase while on board (Americus car passengers only). Coach cars are alcohol-free. Boarding: 2:30pm / Departure: 3:00pm (Total trip: 7 hours, 15 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Dec 06

10:00 AM

Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Dec 07

10:00 AM

Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Wed

Dec 11

10:00 AM

Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Dec 13

6:30 PM

Join SAM Shortline for special Christmas train ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to our Downtown Cordele Depot to visit with Santa!

Downtown Cordele's "Winter Wonderland" will feature lots of activities for the kids including bouncy houses and a REAL snow slide!

Boarding: 6:00pm / Departure: 6:30pm
(Total trip: 3 hours, 0 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Dec 14

10:00 AM

Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Fri

Dec 20

10:00 AM

Hop aboard with Santa as we travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia. Our elves will pass out free candy canes and we'll enjoy Christmas music along the way. Explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Museum, the train depot Campaign Headquarters, The Billy Carter Service Station & Museum, shop the retail stores on Main Street and sample peanut butter treats.

Boarding: 9:30am / Departure: 10:00am
(Total trip: 6 hours, 45 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Dec 21

8:15 AM

Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-Fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

Boarding: 8:00am / Departure: 8:15am

8:00 AM Boarding begins
8:15 AM Depart Georgia Vetereans State Park Depot
8:20 AM Park on trestle to eat breakfast
8:50 AM Train ride for 45 minutes
9:35 AM Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park Depot
(Total trip: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
Sat

Dec 21

10:15 AM

Climb aboard the train for a special trip to the Lake Blackshear trestle, where you will enjoy Chick-Fil-A minis and other special Christmas treats with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

Boarding: 10:00am / Departure: 10:15am

10:00 AM Boarding begins
10:15 AM Depart Georgia Vetereans State Park Depot
10:20 AM Park on trestle to eat breakfast
10:50 AM Train ride for 45 minutes
11:35 AM Arrive Georgia Veterans State Park Depot
(Total trip: 1 hour, 20 minutes)
- All Ages Ride -
Georgia Veterans State Park
Cordele, GA
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