Dagny Taggart was pleased with herself. She had beaten them all and proven them wrong, her John Galt line was up and running and in 45 minutes all of her naysayers and detractors would be humiliated when the Taggart 251 pulled into Colorado City Station to the cheering crowds. Or at least they would be humiliated if they were honest men of character and not filthy parasites.
As Dagny made her way towards the pristine locomotive the thought of her victory almost forced her to betray her feelings about it, and smile, but she caught herself and managed to quickly turn it into a sneer which she was able to direct at Lillian Rearden. As she entered the nerve center for the train she noticed a gauge that was not near to red-lining. “This will not do”, she groused to herself as she moved over to the control panel to modify the air intake modulator for the secondary motor, “I will have this train at its maximum performance to prove those people