Deadlands Reloaded: The Weird West
The “iron horse” most folks are betting on is Dr. Darius Hellstromme’s Wasatch line. The railroad is named after the mountains around his renowned laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, also known as the City of Gloom for the constant cloud of ghost-rock soot that hangs over the heavily industrialized city.
Hellstromme is the world’s foremost “mad scientist.” His incredible inventions have led to faster trains, mechanical men, and even ornithopters. Hellstromme has an easy time winning rights-of-ways in the West. He merely bribes the town’s mayor or citizens with money or some fantastic device. When he can’t win a right-of-way so easily, Hellstromme isn’t above resorting to terror tactics. He lets nothing stand in the way of his goals. The murder of fools who stand in his path is completely acceptable this obsessed inventor.