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.
Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined. (season 1)
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"Hell On Wheels Main Title" Written by 'Kevin Kiner' and 'Gustavo Santaolalla' See more
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
No one's ever gutted a man for me before.
Composed by Kevin Kiner
and Gustavo Santaolalla See more