• SAM Shortline

  • General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.
General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.

Moderators: Miketherailfan, rob216

  by CSX455
 
Sam Shortline RailRoad has resumed the 2020 train schedule.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, train operations were suspended mid-March.

During the shutdown, major track work was completed which allows 25 mph speeds on the corridor. This will allow trips to Plains to take about 1hour and 30 minutes. Prior to this track work, slow orders lowered speeds to about 10 mph. These speeds made for a long day.

Several safety procedures were implemented to address any COVID-19 concerns.

The Plains Express Excursion has made two trips to Plains from Georgia Veterans State Park with no problems.

Another premium car, the J.P. Henderson, has been added to the SAM consist. Joining the “Dearing”, these cars will allow a passenger to look back in time to see how the “President of the Line” traveled his railroad.

Along with a full schedule of regular runs to Plains, special train events are scheduled throughout the season.

“Day out with Thomas” will return October 24th, 25th, 31st and November 1st.

Look us up on-line at: www.samshortline.com

Come ride SAM!