About Us

Services for Railroads and Economic Development Organizations
Harvey H. Stone,
PE, President
Randall D. Gustafson,
VP Operations
Transportation Analyst
Dick Balas,
Senior Railroad Designer
Doug Ellison,
Rail Projects Manager
John M. Ludwig,
VP, Engineering
Bridge Specialist
Catherine Lee,
Environmental Department
Manager

Company Profile

Stone Consulting is an engineering firm that was formed to provide a dynamic, creative environment for its professional staff while offering first class results for clients. With our extensive experience in engineering, consulting, railroading and industrial development, we bring knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to each project.

Stone Consulting has been at its downtown Warren, Pennsylvania location since 1996, first as Stone Consulting & Design, Inc., and then as the Warren PA office of TranSystems, Inc. from 2007 – 2010. Since 2010, we have been an independent employee-managed company of Stone Consulting, Inc. In New York State, we do business as Stone Consulting & Design, P.C.

Though we are a “small” engineering firm, currently at 8 employees, Stone Consulting is known nationally for its railroad expertise. The staff is licensed in 47 states and has provided design services in most of those states. Stone Consulting has two professional engineers on staff, one intern engineer (EIT) as well as experts in railroad design, equipment and operations.

Combine the "hands-on" experience in track engineering and an all-encompassing knowledge of the rail industry with a hearty grasp of today's economics and you have a firm ready to serve your project needs.

Located in downtown Warren, PA

Design and Project Management
Our design staff frequently participates in on-site inspection to better help us serve our clients' needs. All design team members have rail-specific experience for the unique considerations of rail engineering.

Standard computer design tools include AutoCAD Civil 3-D Civil Engineering design software, and STAAD-Pro structural analysis software. AutoCAD integration with Google imagery and surface models for conceptual design purposes has been accomplished with several rail projects.

Stone Consulting encourages our employees to enroll in continuing education classes offered by AREMA, the Institute for Railroad Engineering, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison among others.

Project management organization at Stone Consulting revolves around Project Manager central contact, with a designated, project-specific team of individuals providing specific technical and work task support. The Project Manager reports directly to a Professional Engineer.

All reports and deliverables are edited and finish reviewed by Mr. Stone. Final project review and assurance is confirmed by frequent and detailed client-level communication.

Associates
In addition to our full-time staff, Stone Consulting works with a wide variety of professionals in the railroad industry as project-specific subconsultants, including many individuals that have recently been employed by Class-1 railroads throughout the United States.

This large (and still growing) pool of specialized talent is able to expand and contract as necessary to ensure project completion. The resumes and experience of this additional team includes retired Class-1 track engineers, a technical writer, employees of both shortline freight and tourist railroads, a historic trolley expert, a locomotive maintenance expert, and computer technicians.

Gordon Lattey, Marketing and Communication

Larry A. DeYoung, Railroad General Management & Government Relations

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