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#1 Agent

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:04 PM

Amtrak #6(05) came through Agency, Iowa today with Dagny Taggart, a former New York Central observation car.  This California Zephyr was an hour an thirteen minutes late.

 



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:49 PM

A bit of background:

Dagny Taggert is the heroine in the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged.

Ms. Taggert is the Operating Vice President of Taggart Transcontinental, a railroad company established by her grandfather.

https://en.wikipedia...vism_(Ayn_Rand)


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:10 PM

I'd be nervous evoking Atlas Shrugged on a train going through Moffat Tunnel: as I recall, there's a chapter in the book where a trainload of people suffocate in a tunnel.  :wacko: Alternatively, there's irony in a car named Dagny Taggart being pulled by a government-sponsored train.  :P



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:45 AM

I'd be nervous evoking Atlas Shrugged on a train going through Moffat Tunnel: as I recall, there's a chapter in the book where a trainload of people suffocate in a tunnel.  :wacko: Alternatively, there's irony in a car named Dagny Taggart being pulled by a government-sponsored train.  :P

There is no end to the irony here... *snickers*


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