Real Trains!

Railroad Rides in the Piedmont Area

Azalea Sprinter

The Azalea Sprinter is South Georgia’s premier excursion train – traveling along the historic Georgia & Florida Railroad.  All trains depart from Nashville and travel either to Willacoochee, Moody or Valdosta. Enjoy a memorable rail journey through beautiful rural Georgia, through a series of short round-trip excursions.

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Your journey begins at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge. Known as the “antique capital” of Georgia, this small mountain town, two hours north of Atlanta, is filled with friendly faces and nostalgic architecture. Blue Ridge is also a hub for art and live music, offering an even mix of both old and new tunes for visitors to enjoy.

Web site: https://brscenic.com/

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Our passenger excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina to various destinations. Our variety of passenger train options and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories and experience the true form of railroading!

Web site: https://www.gsmr.com/

North Georgia Live Steamers

Located in Conyers, east of Atlanta, the club is open to the public several times a year. Rides are given on the 7.5″ gauge line, behind either live steam or diesel. The Gauge 1 (similar to G-gauge, larger than Lionel O-gauge) line operates at the same times.

Web site: https://northgeorgialivesteamers.org/

SAM Shortline

This excursion, several hours south of Atlanta, runs on a portion of what was the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery railroad, starting in Cordele, going through Americus and on to Plains and Archery. There are stops in Plains (Jimmy Carter’s home) and Archery (Carter’s childhood home).

 

Web site: https://www.samshortline.com/

Tennessee Valley Railroad & Museum (TVRM)

TVRM has two separate rail rides, plus a museum! Rail rides are in Dilano (NE of Chattanooga) and in Chattanooga itself, which is also the site of the museum.

Web site: https://www.tvrail.com/