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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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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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In season 1, episode 6, in the scene where the Indian races the train, you can clearly see the Indian is riding a shod horse. Cheyenne didn't have blacksmiths and didn't shoe their horses. See more »

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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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Town Sign: Hell on Wheels. Population: One less every day.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78 (2014) See more »

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Powder Go Boom
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Composed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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BEautiful!!
30 November 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Just one word...Beautiful! I'm from the Netherlands and thanks to IMDb I started watching. And was hooked from the start. It reminds me of the comics Comanche, Durango and Blueberry of Flemish authors Greg and Hermann. The classic western tale not sparing us the harsh reality of racism, bloodshed for personal gain and 'immorality'. Even the cinematography is comicbooklike. Especially Cullen reminds of the character Red Dust in the comicbook Comanche. Very interesting characters all in all. My favourite (they're all my favourite, but i love this one) is the The Sweed. What a smooth yet chilling personalty!! They (casting) couldn't have done a better job with him.

LOVE THIS SHOW and every week I wait with anticipation for the next episode. Thanks AMC. For those who are curious, just check it out, you won't be disappointed.


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