| Quote #10
"There's only a worn thread holding the continent together. There will be one train a day, then one train a week – then the Taggart Bridge will collapse and -"
Dagny's choice here seems a bit like an involuntary reflex, which is interesting given the amount of emphasis Galt and Co. place on rational decision-making.
| Quote #11
"Such is the future you are capable of winning. It requires a struggle; so does any human value. All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice the choice of a goal. Do you wish to continue the battle of your present or do you wish to fight for my world?" (220.127.116.117)
Galt delivers his version of the St. Crispin's Day speech (a famous pre-battle speech from Shakespeare's Henry V) when he calls everyone to join his crusade. There are shades of Aragorn from The Return of the King here, too.
| Quote #12
"Better come along, Mr. Willers," said the conductor.
Eddie takes his refusal to let go of everything the railroad stands for (civilization, achievement, reason, hard work, heroism) to literal extremes here when he refuses to abandon the broken-down train.