Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Chapter 1, section 2:
is riding the /TaggartComet
back to /NewYork
after inspecting the /RioNorteLine
. She hears a /BrakemaN
whistling an unpublished piece from her favorite composer, /RichardHalley
, but the brakeman refuses to acknowledge this or say where he heard it. After falling asleep and waking up, Dagny discovers the train has come to a stop at a siding. She finds the train crew passively waiting instructions, and gives them orders on how to proceed. Faced with this incompetence, she decides to promote /OwenKellogg
to superintendent of the Ohio Division.
Taggart Comet, stalled between Cleveland and New York.
/ConductoR - First and only appearance.
/EngineeR - First and only appearance.
/OwenKellogg - Mentioned.
/PassengerNumber1 - First and only appearance.
/PassengerNumber2 - First and only appearance.
/RichardHalley - Mentioned.
What was the brakeman whistling? Did Halley write a Fifth Concerto?