Hell on Wheels

A former Confederate soldier helps construct and expand the first transcontinental railroad, a task taken on after initially seeking revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife.

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First Aired: July 24, 2016

The minds behind "Hell on Wheels" explain the significance of the ceremonial completion of the railroad and what it meant for 19th-century Americans.

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  • Premiered: November 6, 2011
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A former Confederate soldier helps construct and expand the first transcontinental railroad, a task taken on after initially seeking revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife. (more)

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