PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

Pennsylvania Midland Railroad Company

Standing Stone, Pa., just north of Huntingdon, is the heart of the Pennsylvania Midland and "The Midland Route".

For the Pennsylvania Midland, it is the site of the home shops for the railroad, its classification yard, and numerous industrial entities that are rail-served.

For "The Midland Route", it offers numerous relay tracks for bridge trains laying over. More importantly, it is the home of Standing Stone Warehouse Company, a less-than-carload transfer facility. This is a large operation, providing LCL sorting services for the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Reading, Baltimore & Ohio, Western Maryland, Penn Family Lines, and Pennsylvania Midland railroads.

Most bridge traffic is straight through and does not stop at Stsnding Stone. When applicable, bridge trains drop and collect interchange blocks on the relay tracks outside of town. 

Bridge partners deliver LCL cars to Standing Stone Warehouse Company before 7 a.m. and pickup LCL cars after 5 p.m. Under bridge route arrangements, the bridge partner road crews are responsible for ferrying their LCL block between the relay tracks and Stading Stone due to time constraints. 

Standing Stone is modeled on Jerry Britton's PRR Middle Division model railroad.