We went up into pretty wild country, high in the Rockies, and we stopped at a roadside diner.
But the old grade that crossed the Rockies is still there.
But you did not reach Winston-and by late afternoon, the news was on all the radios that you were lost in a plane crash somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.
The snowstorm that came at the end of January blocked the passes through the Rocky Mountains, raising white walls thirty feet high across the main-line track of Taggart Transcontinental.
I have fifty miles to build through the Rockies.
She’d been reported lost in a crash in the Rockies.
Three westbound trains were trapped on the sidings of Winston Station, high in the Rockies, where the main line of Taggart Transcontinental cut across the northwest corner of Colorado.
The Taggart Tunnel, an eight-mile bore, cut through the summit of the Rocky Mountains and regarded as an engineering achievement not to be equaled in our time, was built by the grandson of Nathaniel Taggart, in the great age of the clean, smokeless Diesel-electric engine.
My plane developed engine trouble while I was flying over the Rocky Mountains to the Taggart Tunnel.
In the Rockies.
Only that you had left the Afton airfield just before dawn on May thirty-first, that you seemed to be following some stranger’s plane, that the attendant had seen you go off southeast-and that nobody had seen you since . And that searching parties were combing the Rockies for the wreckage of your plane.
Just to see you here-did John say you’re still a scab?-oh well, it’s only a matter of tune, but you’ll be one of us, because you’ve always been, if you don’t see it fully, we’ll wait, I don’t careso long as you’re alive, so long as I don’t have to go on flying over the Rockies, looking for the wreckage of your plane!
She felt, for the first time, the immensity of the hopelessness of finding him-if he did not choose to be found-in the streets of the city, in the towns of a continent, in the canyons of the Rocky Mountains where the goal was closed by a screen of rays.
She glanced around her-and for one frightening moment, she thought that it was a quiet summer morning, that she was alone, lost in a region of the Rocky Mountains which no plane should ever venture to approach, and, with the last of her fuel burning away, she was looking for a plane that had never existed, in quest of a destroyer who had vanished as he always vanished; perhaps it was only his vision that had led her here to be destroyed.
Since it is no longer possible to maintain both the Minnesota Line and the transcontinental traffic of this railroad, the choice is between Minnesota and those states west of the Rockies which were cut off by the failure of the Taggart Tunnel, as well as the neighboring states of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, which means, practically speaking, the whole of the Northwest.
He said, "But I don’t believe that you came all the way from New York just to hunt for railroad cooks in the Rockies.
was herself-it was only a sensation of physical pleasure, but it contained her worship of him, of everything that was his person and his life-from the night of the mass meeting in a factory in Wisconsin, to the Atlantis of a valley hidden in the Rocky Mountains, to the triumphant mockery of the green eyes of the superlative intelligence above a worker’s figure at the foot of the tower-it contained her pride in herself and that it should be she whom he had chosen as his mirror, that it
He . he’s in the Rocky Mountains, searching for . that is ."
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James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Once upon a time, this land was a barren and frightening wilderness whose high rocky mountains sheltered the evil winds and whose barren valleys offered hospitality L: no man.