Jacob Jankowski - This character has been living in an assisted-living center for a short time due to a broken hip and resents his lack of independence.
Marlena - This character is in an unhappy marriage and falls in love with a newcomer to the circus.
August - This character is the victim of murder while arguing with his wife during a stampede at the circus.
Walter 'Kinko' - This character has a dog that means a great deal to him.
Camel - This character is hidden on the train to protect him until his son can take custody of him.
Uncle Al - This character is eventually strangled to death for redlighting a group of workers who decide to take revenge.
Rosie - This character commits murder in order to protect another character from her angry husband.
Queenie - This character remains on the train when...
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