Storybook Express train rides to debut in St. Marys May 19 and 26


Just beyond the Florida-Georgia border, the St. Marys Express is introducing a new excursion featuring the charms of Snow White, Robin Hood, Snoopy and other favorite storybook characters.  

The Storybook Express will depart Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Georgia, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. on May 19 and 26. Passengers will ride the rails to StoryLand through woodlands and marshlands with entertainment all along the way. At the Midway stage, actors from St. Marys Little Theatre will bring a storybook adventure to life, and then the fun continues as the characters board the train for the ride back.

Every spring, St. Marys Express introduces a new train adventure, and this year’s “Storybook Express” is the last train excursion until October.

“Volunteers for St. Marys Little Theatre create engaging scenarios that get the passengers involved before, after and during the train ride,” said Barbara Ryan, entertainment director for St. Marys Express. “We have many returning guests because they know that each excursion is an entirely new and different experience.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under ride free on laps. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (912) 200-5235. Special group discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling (912) 729-1103 to get a discount code.

St. Marys Express’ popular AT THE THROTTLE experience is also offered on all train dates. AT THE THROTTLE gives someone (must be 16 or older) an opportunity to actually run the diesel locomotive. The cost is $150 and reservations for AT THE THROTTLE must be made ahead of time by calling (912) 729-1103.

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