Louise EllisonPlayed by Jennifer Ferrin


Louise Ellison, a strong-willed reporter for The New York Tribune, is dispatched to Hell on Wheels by editor Horace Greeley to cover the building of the transcontinental railroad. Struggling to come to terms with her "excommunication" from New York, she learns that "right" and "wrong" are concepts too simple to apply to the world of Hell on Wheels -- the Sodom and Gomorrah of the Nebraska plains.

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