If you ever have reason to go through or to visit Ely, NV, you might consider taking a ride on the railroad they have there. They have working steam engines as well as diesel locomotives, and give a nice ride up a nearby canyon. The shop tour is also interesting, for those who like to look at old equipment, and rolling stock.
There is one shot here of the old mill in Pioche, NV, . This town is unique in that the mine was up on the mountain, and the ore was taken down to the mill on a tramway over parts of the town.