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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

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 Cullen Bohannon (55 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Thomas 'Doc' Durant (52 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Eva (50 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Mickey McGinnes (49 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 The Swede / ... (40 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Psalms / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Elam Ferguson (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Ruth / ... (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Sean McGinnes (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Louise Ellison (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by cc ardbeg

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6 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Hell on Wheels: L'Enfer de l'Ouest  »

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Anson Mount played the video game Red Dead Redemption for about a month before his audition, and he has been often told that his character bears resemblance to John Marston, the protagonist of the game. See more »

Goofs

The show has the Cherokee using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more »

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Cullen Bohannan: [toasting] To the truth...
Louise Ellison: And consequences.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Lily Does Some Sewing
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Composed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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Love it!!
23 January 2012 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

After Deadwood (HBO)stopped being aired I was DEVASTATED. I love watching the "modern" western. When I saw that AMC had a new series Hell on Wheels I watched the first episode and wasn't so sure I'd like it. I was torn with a few of the characters and wasn't sure things meshed together but I watched the second episode and by the 3rd I was hooked! I just finished the season and am DYING for next season to get started. Some of the scenery is breathtaking and the musical score during the Indian battle with Cullen, Elam and the Union soldiers (when the Indians stole their horses) was absolutely mesmerizing. I think it's a great show and will only improve with time!! I'm a fan. For sure.


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