SAM Shortline Excursion Train

Supported by a local Friends chapter, the SAM Shortline Train offers a unique experience. The rebirth of passenger trains on the old SAM mainline provides the citizens of Georgia as well as visitors to the state a rare opportunity to travel back in time and experience the romance and excitement of train travel. Rather than read about the region’s historic sites or view traditional exhibits about them in museums, passengers are surrounded by the places themselves as they roll across Crisp and Sumter Counties, stopping at towns which have contributed so much not only to our state’s great history, but also to our nation’s.

Special Story - Cordele Railway Park

The City of Cordele Downtown Development Authority is constructing Cordele Railway Park located downtown adjacent to the Cordele Railroad Diamond, just West of Hwy 41/7th Street.


The Diamond is a unique railroad structure where three different railroads: CSX, Northfork Southern, and the Heart of Georgia Railroad, intersect. This location is excellent for RailFans to watch trains.


Cordele Railway Park will have an observation platform, parking area, and a large green space. Historic markers...

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