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SAM Shortline Receives 1.6 Million Dollar State Grant

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2024

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded $1,625,425 from the Georgia Locomotive Fuel Tax Program to the SW Georgia Railroad Excursion Authority (SWGREA) to build a storage/maintenance track in Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele. The funds will be used to construct a much-needed railroad spur track siding to provide a storage and maintenance facility for the SAM excursion train’s coach and specialty cars. The additional track at Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele will allow cars now stored at a remote location to be conveniently added to the...

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