There is very neat place between Banff and Lake Louise called "Morant Curve". When seen above from 1A (Bow Valley Parkway) it offers classic Rockies Landscape with Pacific railway line along the Bow River. Interesting effect can be made with long exposure that will make passing train look like a "bullet"; for instance, check this photo I found on Internet (credit "Vicki Mar Photography", found in bottom right corner)
Required technique is relatively straightforward: You need low light conditions in order to make long exposure work, and you need tripod (This is a bit more challenging that in sounds because trains don't pass every minute and while you wait light conditions change).
Lately I became interested in taking this kind of shot, but never made an attempt so far. Last evening I had to wait on train crossing in town as gate came down just about I was to walk across; not having anything to do, I remembered I had small compact camera in the pocket; just leaned it on the snow and set Shutter to 20 seconds without any expectations. Here's what came out:
Obviously there is lots left to be desired; trees totally out of place, reddish cast (because of flashing lights on train line crossing!), sky is very grainy when zoomed because of small camera limits, etc; but basic idea is here.
Can You share your experience and photos Any tips? What worked best for you?