Will is a Civil War veteran who has spent his life on the railroad. He grew up in Chicago. His father worked on the railroad and brought him in to lay track when he was a teenager. Will met his wife, Louise, when he was stationed in Virginia. This is their fifteenth year of marriage. Hard working, humble, resilient, Will is responsible for creating a familial culture among the Night Train crew.
“This trip is going to be difficult. But it’s worth doing. Sometimes we need to do things because they are hard.”
A pragmatic Chicago lawyer who is unimpressed by the Night Train and its historic journey.
Sam is a constant source of railroad wisdom with detailed accounts of historic railroad crashes at the ready to forecast a worst case scenario for every situation.