Travel from Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to the small town of Leslie, GA were you explore the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. Then we will make are way 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.
The SAMShortline Excursion Train is an unmatched travel experience for you, friends and family. Georgia’s only rolling state park combines the rich history of the area and classic railroad travel with pleasure and relaxation. The vintage train cars vary in ambiance but all provide climate-controlled comfort and large windows to view the passing Southwest Georgia scenery. Three new luxury private cars have now been added to the train to provide a vantage point you’ll find nowhere else.
The ride from Americus to Plains (The “Americus Local”) is a portion of every trip offering passengers a shorter experience.