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In Season 5, Cullen Bohannon finds himself a stranger in a strange land – the mountain town of Truckee, California, home to the Central Pacific Railroad. This rough railroad town teems with thousands of Chinese workers, foreign in language, culture and traditions. Despite the challenges of corralling his new workforce, Cullen leads the herculean effort to tunnel through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, sometimes achieving only inches a day in the race to complete the first Transcontinental Railroad.

  1. Season 5, episode 1

    Cullen is in California with the Central Pacific Railroad building east through the mountains. He contends with the strange new world of Chinese workers, rowdy Irishmen, and bosses. Word that the Hatches are Mormon apostates comes in from Salt Lake City.

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  2. Season 5, episode 2

    Cullen enlists a crew of Chinese workers to help him move a locomotive from Truckee to the Summit Tunnel on a sled. An accident forces Cullen and Fong to work together to survive. Swede and Phineas fight for survival after Cullen banishes them to the high country on snow-shoveling patrol.

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  3. Season 5, episode 3

    Cullen contends with violence in Chinatown set off by disgruntled railroad workers. The Swede manipulates Phineas in his plot against the Mormons.

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  4. Season 5, episode 4

    In the wake of the violence, Cullen solves a Chinese labor strike; Mickey is pulled deeper into Union Pacific Business.

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  5. Season 5, episode 5

    Unexpected violence strikes during the festival of Tin Hau Don in Chinatown. Cullen confronts The Swede. Durant involves Maggie in his latest scheme.

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  6. Season 5, episode 6

    Cullen and Mei take a dangerous journey through the California wilderness, escorting precious cargo. Eva nurses Louise back to health.

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  7. Season 5, episode 7

    Cullen and Durant reunite in Salt Lake City to meet with President Grant over the future of the railroad. Swede enacts his plan against the Mormons.

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