Hell on Wheels
Season 4, Episode 10
Air date 9 Dec 1995
Written by Andrew Lipsitz
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Episode guide
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Hell on Wheels is the tenth episode of Season 4 of Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, and the seventy-sixth episode of the series.

Dr. Mike and Sully go to a railroad camp to fight a dysentery epidemic. To their surprise, they find Matthew running the camp saloon. Matthew is so distraught, he even volunteers for a blasting job that has already claimed multiple lives.


  • Matthew leaves a note on the clinic door to tell them he was leaving, but didn't say where he was going after giving his cattle to Jon
  • Peter delivers the news of the epidemic
  • Matthew
  • peragoric for pain and cramping
  • 12 have died due to nitroglycerin explosions
  • Buddhist make lanterns and place them, lit, on water to let their loved ones go
  • Brian made a lantern for Matthew to light for Ingrid


  • Zhong Lou - nitroglycerin explosion - arm had to be amputated

For dysenteryEdit

  • multiple railroad workers