The SAM Watermelon Express has made it into Plains, GA where the train has an hour and a half layover. Passengers will depart and see all the sights of this small Georgia town which is home to th... (more)
The Watermelon Express climbs a gentle hill as it gets closer to the city of Americus. The use of jointed rail will certainly give patrons that familiar clickety-clack sound of steel wheel on ste... (more)
After a quick station stop at the Georgia Veterans State Park, the entire Watermelon Express train comprised of 7 passenger cars and 1 head end power car can be seen crossing over man-made Lake Bl... (more)
The dust being kicked up by the 1540 gives an example of just how fast the Watermelon Express is moving through the small town of Leslie. Not only is this small town on the former SAL route home ... (more)
With all the passengers onboard and their 9:00am departure time met, this morning’s Watermelon Express is underway as it crosses over the interlocking with NS just west of the depot.
A nostalgic searchlight signal still protects the interlocking of CSX with its former SAL route to Savannah which now is used by the Heart of Georgia railroad. Today’s SAM Watermelon Express trai... (more)