Josie died a badass death.
it looks like both Bess and Ruth are choosing their sides in the upcoming revolution.
It seems Mr. Wilford existed at one point but doesn’t exist any more. As for how long he’s been dead it’s hard to tell but it is safe to say that Melanie has been running the train for a long time but is also running out of rope to hang herself. Between The issues with the Folgers, the rumblings in third class and the general problems with the tailies she is losing control fast.