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Telegraph Operator
Status: Alive
Occupation: Telegraph Operator
Relationships: Thomas Durant - employer
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: David Lereaney
Season: 1, 2
First episode: "Pilot"
Last episode: "Purged Away with Blood"
Appearances: 6 episodes (see below)

A Telegraph Operator works for Union Pacific Railroad entrepreneur Thomas Durant, traveling with him on his personal train.


Season 1[]

Main article: Season 1

He takes a telegraph about the Cheyenne raid on the Union Pacific Railroad's advance survey team. He ensures that Thomas Durant reads it immediately. Durant then sends a telegraph to the Union Pacific Board to say that he is going to Hell on Wheels, the mobile town that follows the building of the railroad. ("Pilot")

He sends a telegraph to Senator Jordan Crane requesting troops to protect the railroad from the Cheyenne. ("A New Birth of Freedom")

He sends a telegraph to Durant's stockbroker to buy $147,000 in railroad stock. ("Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai")

He received a telegraph saying the bank denied the request for a credit extension. ("Bread and Circuses")


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Immoral Mathematics" "A New Birth of Freedom" "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" "Bread and Circuses"
"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" "Revelations" "Derailed" "Timshel" "God of Chaos"
Season 2 credits
"Viva La Mexico" "Durant, Nebraska" "Slaughterhouse" "Scabs" "The Railroad Job"
"Purged Away with Blood" "The White Spirit" "The Lord's Day" "Blood Moon" "Blood Moon Rising"