There are few things that look great on film no matter how they're shot. Trains are one of those things. Color, black & white, HD, SD, from above, from below, old, new, moving or idling. Doesn't matter. Point a camera at a train and you win.
Trains also never fail in paintings. If you're in the Kansas City area, check out this exhibit.
Another thing that looks great on film no matter what: Garbage Trucks. Anyone know of an Art In The Age of Trash exhibit?