This recent series takes place in the days when railroads were being created for people to be able to travel by way of locomotion. You get several different view points including that of a freed slave turned railroad worker played by rapper and actor; Common. The reasone this series works is because of the cast containing both heavyweights and new names. All of the people that make up the cast and crew do a superb job making sure that the show has an authentic feel to it. I would recommend this program to anyone and would rate it a 7/10.