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Welcome to llanoriverrailroad.org - Preserving the

"Austin & Northwestern Historic Railroad District"

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Mission Statement

To preserve the history of the railroad and mining heritage in Llano and educate the public about the importance of these assets.

The Railyard District is composed of:
•Llano Railroad Museum in Depot
• Llano Mining Exhibit
• 1970 Caboose C&O #3304
• 1954 Pullman Commuter Car LIRR #2906
• Original Railroad Tracks

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Explore History right here in Llano!

June 13, 1892

Austin and Northwestern Railroad began construction as a narrow gauge railroad from Austin west toward Llano, April 20, 1881. Construction reached Burnet in 1882. The line was converted to a standard gauge and on June 13, 1892, the first train rolled into Llano! Wilburn Oatman rode this very first train in to Llano as he returned from college for a vacation. He was shocked at Llano’s transformation due to the boom.

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