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Llano River Railroad

Perserving the Austin& Northwestern Historic Railroad District

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Llano River Railroad

EIN: 87-0866358


Mission

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

Ruling year info

2021

Corperation President

Frank Rowell

Director of Operations

Chris Slade

Main address

100 Train Station Dr

Llano, TX 78643 USA

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EIN

87-0866358

Subject area info

Museums

Historical activities

Community and economic development

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Need to expand the Board of Directors to provide more fund raising efforts and generate more local support for the Llano railroad Museum. Need fund raising for fund to repair and repaint the exterior of P72 Commuter car 2906, we have receiver a $5,000.00 grant for the National Historic Railway Society and need an additional $11,000.00 to complete the project.

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Llano County Historic Mining Exhibit

This is an informational historic exhibit telling the story of why the Austin & Northwestern Railroad came to Llano, Texas in 1893. The mining exhibit is an outdoor semi-enclosed space harboring rare early mining equipment from mines in Llano County. This exhibit features Llano mining tools and equipment actually used from the 1890 - 1940's, with detailed descriptions of prospecting and mining techniques, minerals, maps and photographs of mines and quarries in Llano County. The Mining Exhibit is part of the Llano Railroad Museum operated by the Llano River Railroad (LRRR) as an educational experience.

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LONG ISLAND RAILROAD COMMUTER CAR #2906
In October 1954, the Long Island Rairlroad placed an order for twenty-five 120 seat commuter coaches for locomotive drawn trains. This order, delivered from the Pullman Standards Osgood Bradley plant in Worcester, Massachusetts, was delivered in June, 1955 and the cars were numbered 2901 thru 2925. Coach #2906 was included in this order.
The #2906 soldiered on in commuter service behind diesel locomotives until Fall, 1999 when the P-72s were replaced. Coach #2906 was purchased by the Hill Country Railroad Assn., in 1999 to be operated as a tourist excursion car on the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Historic District from Kingsland to Llano. #2906 made two excursion runs from Llano to Kingsland and back in 2001. #2906 currently is owned by the City of Llano as part of the Llano Railroad Museum. 2906 needs rust abatement and paint at cost of $13,000.00. The National Historic Railway Society grant for $5000.00.

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Children and youth
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The Railroad Museum was started by the Hill Country Railroad Association and exists in the Llano Visitor Center. The Visitor Center/Railroad Museum was built in the location of the previous freight depot that was destroyed by fire in 1966. It is recreated as an example of historic train depot and serves as the entrance to the Historic Llano Rail Yard District. This district and the train tracks are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is operated by LRR for the City of Llano, TX and now includes a working railroad crossing sign, an operating telegraph (previously used in Llano) and many other fascinating artifacts, primarily from generous Llano donors. The museum is open 5 days/week from 10:00-5:00 and admittance is free.

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Adults
Children and youth
Researchers
Students
Teachers
Adults
Children and youth
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Teachers

Where we work

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Repair and repaint P72 Commuter car #2906 that is part of the Llano Railroad Museum collection. Total cost $13,000, received grant from National Railway Historical Society for $5,000 and need to raise balance to complete the work.

Request the City of Llano for matching $5,000, and conduct local campaign to raise the rest.

We have a good relationship with the City of llano and llano County we operate the Llano railroad museum for them st no cost.

Grant from NRHS, awaiting response fron City of Llano

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Llano River Railroad

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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Corperation President

Frank Rowell

volunteer and past president of numerous Llano nonprofit organizations. founding member of the llano River Railroad organization. Retired local business owner.

Director of Operations

Chris Slade

Retired US Military 30 years of government service; logistics, planning and organizational expertise. Community volunteer, founder member of Llano River .

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Llano River Railroad

Board of directors
as of 01/02/2024
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Board chair

Frank Rowell

Llano River Railroad Corp.

Term: 2023 - 2026

Chris Mark Slade

Director of Operations LRR

Sheri nmn Zoch

Director of Contracting LRR

Tony nmn Guidroz

Director of Marketing/ City of Llano Main Street Director

Wendell nmn Pyles

Director at Large

Walter nmn Zoch

Director at Large

Earl nmn Theiss

Director at Large

Jenny nmn Zimmerman

Director of Finance

Earl nmn Theiss

Director at Large

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person with a disability

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