In the book, the ranch, which is actually named Sunk Creek, is 270 miles from Medicine Bow. When the Virginian is promoted to foreman, he moves out of the bunkhouse to his own home on the ranch. The Virginian and Trampas are not friends. Near the end of the book, Trampas is killed by the Virginian.
In the final season (1970-71) of The Virginian, the show was renamed "The Men from Shiloh" and was given an Italian western-style credits sequence complete with a theme by Italian composer Ennio Morricone specially commissioned for the show.