Western Rail Road

The Western Rail Road (reporting mark WRRC) is a 1.9-mile (3.1 km) shortline railroad owned by Cemex[1] that connects a Cemex quarry and cement plant at Dittlinger, Texas (just south of New Braunfels), to the Austin Subdivision of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP). The company was incorporated in March 1974 as the PB Railroad, and the present name was adopted in September 1975. The line was completed by the end of 1976, connecting the quarry and plant to the parallel Missouri Pacific Railroad and Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad lines (now both UP).[2][3]

Western Rail Road
HeadquartersNew Braunfels, Texas
Reporting markWRRC
LocaleCentral Texas
Dates of operation1976–
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge


  1. ^ Union Pacific Railroad, Short Line Railroad Directory: Western Rail Road Company, accessed February 2009
  2. ^ Edward A. Lewis, American Shortline Railway Guide, 5th Edition, Kalmbach Publishing, 1996, ISBN 0-89024-290-9, p. 332
  3. ^ Chris Cravens: Western Rail Road from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved February 2009.