Western Rail Road

By: Chris Cravens

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995

The Western Rail Road Company was incorporated on March 22, 1974, as the PB Railroad, Incorporated, but due to a conflict in the initials of the railroad, the name was changed to Western Rail Road Company on September 22, 1975. Construction began in 1976 and was completed by December of that year. The WRRC connected with both the Missouri Pacific and Missouri-Kansas-Texas. As of 1991 the track was owned by the Houston-based Parker Brothers Company. The railroad company had four miles of track in Comal County and was used as an industrial line to serve a quarry and cement plant owned by Parker Brothers. In 1980 the railroad employed thirty-three people and shipped 33,472 carloads over its track. The top commodities shipped were nonmetal minerals, clay, glass, stone, and coal. The range of revenue that year was $5 to $9 million.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Chris Cravens, “Western Rail Road,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/western-rail-road.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995