With B&W I think people sometimes think a photo has more potential than it really does, I like to think what the picture would look like in color, if it would look like any other snapshot, its nothing great.
Thats how I feel about this picture, while it looks decent in B&W there is alot going on.
The first one draws me to the W, but its not the main point of this photo. I am all for landscape pictures, but there should be a main focal point.
The second one I like even less. You could lower the camera to the tracks and do the cliche shot of camera sitting in center of tracks looking into the distance.