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Collis Huntington

Portrayed By: Tim Guinee

Affiliation/Role: Central Pacific Railroad Executive

Duration: Seasons 3-5 (Recurring)

Relationships

  • Business Partner: Cullen Bohannon
  • Competitor: Thomas Durant
  • Huntington is one of the financiers of the Central Pacific Railroad – the competing company completing the westward end of the transcontinental railroad from the Pacific Ocean. He closely monitors Union Pacific activity while continuously attempt to poach Bohannon.

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