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HELL ON WHEELS PREP – THE TWO ENGINES

As AMC prepares to debut the last seven episodes of its Western railroad drama, Hell on Wheels, this Saturday (June 11th), it is worth taking a look at the two steam locomotives that symbolize both the completion of the first transcontinental railroad & the series. Completed May 10th, 1869, the joining of the westward Union…

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AMC’S HELL ON WHEELS – END OF THE LINE IN 2016

The railroad Western TV series Hell on Wheels is set to conclude on AMC. First launched in 2011, the show has dramatized the building of the first US (and world) transcontinental railroad. Centered around the character of Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) in the post-Civil War West, Hell on Wheels has looked at both the construction…

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STEAMPUNK AT THE COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM

The culture of steampunk is set for celebration at the Colorado Railroad Museum on Saturday, June 18th. Steampunk is a genre based upon steam power of 19th-century machinery, with cultural works typically offering either an alternative history of the 19th-century American West or Victorian era, or imagining a future or alternate world in which steam…

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AMC AIRS REDFORD’S AMERICAN WEST JUNE 11th

The new docu-series The American West (2016), produced by Robert Redford, is set to premiere on the AMC Network this June 11th (10pm EST). Focusing on the period between 1865 and 1890, the eight-part series will share lesser-known stories of famous Western icons such as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and…

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NORTH AMERICAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVE GUIDE – TRAINS MAGAZINE SPECIAL

NORTH AMERICAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVE GUIDE – TRAINS MAGAZINE SPECIAL Trains magazine has announced the availability its newly-revised Guide to North American Steam Locomotives (2016). First authored by the late George H. Drury, this 330-plus-page book contains every steam locomotive built since 1900 in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Guide to North American Steam Locomotives…