In the "You'll never know what you might see..." category, I offer these photos taken during our Altoona trip.
The first one is a bit of back home. The orange car on the left next to the covered hopper is a Difco (Differential Steel Company) side dump car. Those were built in Findlay for many years.
How about some private Pennsylvania Railroad cars behind the daily Amtrak train? The Pennsylvanian runs from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia & back each day and passes through Altoona on its way. From time to time, people will contract with Amtrak to pull their private rail cars over the system. It was kind of neat to see Pennsylvania Railroad cars back on the rails they once roamed.
Finally, how about a real honest-to-goodness caboose at the end of a train? From what I'm told, the caboose is owned by a company that specializes in transporting heavy/special loads by rail and is used for their personnel on the trips. There wasn't anything special about this train so I suspect in was headed home after completing the movement of something unusual. Like I said, you'll never know what you might see 'Along the Right of Way!"