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¬†¬Ľ

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Cullen Bohannan: Dammit, Elam!
Thomas 'Doc' Durant: Mr. Gundersen, have you ever had your heart ripped out by a woman?
The Swede: I was married once, sir, but she run off with a gypsy. Uh, my heart was not ripped out, but, she did steal my cuckoo clock.
Town Sign: Hell on Wheels. Population: One less every day.
Ruth Cole: [about her father] He wanted to be a Christian. But in the end, what he really wanted was to be a martyr.
Louise Ellison: I can assure you, Mr. Bohannan, I'm neither a lady, nor a whore.
Lily Bell: It's not your manners, Mr. Bohannan, it's your manner.
Mr. Toole: [toasting] To Mr. Bohannan. He may be a son of a bitch, but he's *our* son of a bitch.
Cullen Bohannan: [toasting] To the truth...
Louise Ellison: And consequences.
Eva: [answering the door] The man of the house is out.
Declan: The man of the house is dead.
Eva: No one's ever gutted a man for me before.
Sean McGinnes: I came to America to build a life in this world, not the next.