Category Archives: Railroad History

“Wild Bill” Carlisle: Last Train Robber of the American West

Train passengers leaving Green River, Wyoming, on February 9, 1916 riding the Union Pacific Railroad’s Portland Rose found themselves confronted by a young man hiding his face with a white kerchief who demanded their money at gunpoint. But the youngster … Continue reading

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Hell on Wheels

On Sunday, November 6, AMC Television will broadcast the premier episode of its newest drama, Hell on Wheels, which is described as an: [E]pic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge … Continue reading

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