The new season of “Hell on Wheels” is underway on AMC and Kozinn+Sons had the privilege of dressing Colm Meaney, one of the stars of the show. Although he may be better known for his performances in the “Star Trek” franchise, in “Hell on Wheels” Mr. Meany shines in the role of Doc Durant, a sly businessman who hopes to benefit from the connecting of the two coasts by railroad in the post–Civil War era. At right is a photo of Mr. Meaney in his circa-1867 frock suit completely built by Kozinn +Sons.
As you may know, my wife is from Aberdeen, South Dakota which owes its existence to the building of the transcontinental railroad, so “Hell on Wheels” is a favorite in our household. Have you ever seen it?