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Touch-A-Train National Train Celebration

May 11, 2019, at 10:00 AM

Georgia Veterans State Park

Cordele, GA

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Gates open at 10:00 AM

Celebrate NATIONAL TRAIN DAY at the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad's 6th Annual “Touch-A-Train” event at the Georgia Veterans State Park depot from 10 am to 4 pm.

Touch-A-Train National Train Celebration

Admission is $2 (ages 2 & up). Train rides over Lake Blackshear are $5 (ages 2 & up). Cash only, please.

On May 10, 1869, the ‘golden spike’ was driven into the final tie at Promontory Summit, Utah, ceremonially completing the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

Saturday, May 11, 2019, is designated as NATIONAL TRAIN DAY and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad is celebrating with our 6th annual “Touch-A-Train” event at the Georgia Veterans State Park depot from 10 am to 4 pm.

This family-friendly event allows kids and adults to get up close and take photos of the SAM Shortline train cars and the Heart of Georgia Railroad locomotives. You can talk to the conductors as well as take a train ride over beautiful Lake Blackshear.

There will be many emergency vehicles, large trucks, heavy equipment, and race cars on display. Kids will enjoy the bouncy house, Thomas the Tank Engine power wheels, putt-putt course, and bean bag games and have the opportunity to meet Smokey the Bear and the Georgia State Park’s Gopher mascot. Free face painting for the kids.

Come and ride SAM


Conductor Al