Hell On Wheels ....True Gold
Hi all , I saw this show before but I am watching it again with my Brother / housemate who never saw it before .
The name is "Hell on Wheels " and it tells part of the story of the Railroad expansion across the Great Plains , killing or evicting Native Americans along the way . This is probably the best depiction of this whole process hat I've ever seen . It takes place just after the Civil War and animosity is present in every scene .
The new Irish Immigrants work with but separate from the work crews made up of newly freed Slaves . Colm Meany is just brilliant as Mister Durant , the totally ruthless Master of the project working from East to West . Another rail project was underway going from West to East . They would meet somewhere around the Rockies .
The Irish are properly depicted as racist and abusive towards the freed Slaves , being one or two steps higher on the social ladder . It shows the need for people to have someone , some group to look down on .....I'm not rich or even too smart But at least I'm one step above the one-time Slaves .
You will not regret taking a look . 9 out of 10 . !!