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Sam Shortline Excursion Train
04/19/2019

Sam Shortline Excursion Train

President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter and Paula Deen invite you to join them Saturday, June 22nd for a Murder Mystery event on the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad entitled “Southern Ways and Means”.

This entertaining play, written by Kim Carter Fuller, will thrill passengers on the vintage passenger train before they debark in downtown historic Plains, Georgia where they will enjoy a Paula Deen recipe-themed dinner and the culmination of the ‘whodunit’.

Coach seating is $199.99, with premium seats for $249.99. A cash bar will be available for all passengers and premium passengers will receive 2 complimentary drinks. No drinks will be served on the ride back.

Guests will board at the SAM Shortline Depot at Georgia Veteran’s State Park in Cordele ; boarding begins at 3:00pm with a 3:30pm departure. Guests will enjoy the dinner and conclusion of the play in Plains and will arrive back at the Veteran’s Park Depot at 10:20pm.

Seating is limited for this event and advance reservations are required; no walk up tickets will be sold.

Proceeds will benefit The Bag Lady Foundation, Friends of Jimmy Carter NHS, Plains Better Hometown and the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad.

Call Toll-free @ 877 GA-RAILS or visit www.SAMShortline.com

10/04/2018

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. "

Alexander Graham Bell

Beautiful morning here in Leslie Georgia!
09/18/2018

Beautiful morning here in Leslie Georgia!

09/11/2018
09/07/2018

The SAM Shortline is here for a visit! When was the last time you rode a train? #samshortlime #excursiontrain

08/23/2018

"A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself."

Alexander Graham Bell

Happy 91st  birthday to Mrs Rosalynn Carter!!
08/18/2018

Happy 91st birthday to Mrs Rosalynn Carter!!

07/13/2018

The SAM Shortline has brought us some visitors!

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
07/08/2018

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were married at the Plains United Methodist Church on July 7th, 1946.

Happy 72nd wedding anniversary President and Mrs. Carter.

Plains Better Hometown Program
06/28/2018

Plains Better Hometown Program

06/26/2018

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

Albert Einstein

06/09/2018

What a beautiful day for a visit from the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!

Georgia Veterans State Park
05/15/2018

Georgia Veterans State Park

Hot Air Balloon Festival is going to be at Georgia Veterans State Park on June 22 and 23rd.

This event is held at here at the park but is part of the 69th Annual Watermelon Days Festival for more information: Call 229-273-1668 or email at [email protected]

04/14/2018

We're having a nice visit with the SAM Shortline excursion train!

04/02/2018

Happy Monday!

February in South Georgia.
02/15/2018

February in South Georgia.

02/14/2018

Wishing everyone a lovely Valentine's day!! 💕💕

01/17/2018

Snow in South Georgia is rare!!!

Photos from Georgia Rural Telephone Museum's post
01/17/2018

Photos from Georgia Rural Telephone Museum's post

Georgia Rural Telephone Museum's cover photo
01/17/2018

Georgia Rural Telephone Museum's cover photo

01/01/2018

We hope everyone has a safe and happy New year!! We will reopen Wednesday January 3rd.

12/25/2017

The GRTM would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, have a happy and safe holiday. We will reopen Wednesday December 27th.

11/17/2017

The Sam Shortline Excursion Train is visiting us again!

Good morning from Leslie, Ga.
11/02/2017

Good morning from Leslie, Ga.

10/02/2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and survivors in Vegas.

09/25/2017

Happy Monday morning to everyone 🌸🌸🌸

09/23/2017

We enjoyed visiting with the cyclists during their rest stop in Leslie this morning!

Don't forget the annual Peanut Festival in plains Georgia tomorrow!!
09/22/2017

Don't forget the annual Peanut Festival in plains Georgia tomorrow!!

09/13/2017

Update:
We are still closed due to power outage from Irma. Hope to have power by the weekend so we should be able to reopen on Monday September 18th.

09/12/2017

The GRTM is closed until further notice due to power outage caused by hurricane Irma. We will reopen once power is restored.

09/11/2017

Prayers to those experiencing hurricane Irma and to those still in the path of the storm. Stay safe!

08/22/2017

Alexander Graham Bell, at the age of 23, immigrated to Canada in 1870 then to the United States in 1871 where he became a naturalized citizen in 1882.

A Photophone receiver and headset, one half of Bell and Tainter's optical telecommunication system of 1880
08/15/2017

A Photophone receiver and headset, one half of Bell and Tainter's optical telecommunication system of 1880

08/15/2017

Did you know......

In 1880 France bestowed the Volta Prize on Alexander Graham Bell, worth $50,000 francs, for his invention of the telephone. He used this money to found the Volta Laboratory in Washington, D.C. It was here he, along with his assistant Charles Sumner Tainter, jointly invented the Photophone on February 19, 1880. Bell believed this to be his most important invention, which allowed for the transmission of sound on a beam of light. The first wireless telephone message was transmitted via the Photophone on June 3, 1880 from the roof of the Franklin School to the window of Bell's laboratory (approx 700 ft) in Washington D.C.

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence day!!
07/04/2017

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence day!!

06/13/2017

The GRTM was honored to be a part of "A Toast To Sumter County" the rebranding reveal for Americus Georgia and Sumter County!!

05/07/2017

Here are a few more...

05/07/2017

We are pleased to have some members of The Horseless Carriage antique car group from Florida today!

05/03/2017

"Don't keep forever on the public road,going only where others have gone, and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. 'Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought.”

― Alexander Graham Bell

Sam Shortline Excursion Train
04/21/2017

Sam Shortline Excursion Train

We invite you to attend our 4th Annual Cordele-Crisp "Touch-A-Train" event to celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 13th!

The SAM Shortline Excursion Train stopped in for a visit today. 🚂🚂
04/08/2017

The SAM Shortline Excursion Train stopped in for a visit today. 🚂🚂

04/05/2017

Everyone stay safe in the path of this storm!!!!

Pleased to have WSB-TV Atlanta with us today and Terry Allen Miller from the SAM Shortline!
04/04/2017

Pleased to have WSB-TV Atlanta with us today and Terry Allen Miller from the SAM Shortline!

Sam Shortline Excursion Train
02/10/2017
Sam Shortline Excursion Train

Sam Shortline Excursion Train

Loving our new Presidential Pathways co-op TV spot that will be airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting soon. "Support for GPB comes from..."

It's Inauguration Day 2017. Prayers for our country today, for safety, for wisdom, for unity, for peace. America is a gr...
01/20/2017

It's Inauguration Day 2017. Prayers for our country today, for safety, for wisdom, for unity, for peace. America is a great nation and no matter what party you voted for, your race or religion, we are all Americans, let us not forget that.

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135 N Bailey Ave
Leslie, GA
31764

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Monday 09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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