Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint 208 pages softcover
historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely
forgotten story of Albuquerque's locomotive repair shops, which were the
driving force behind the city's economy for more than seventy years. In
the course of their study they also document the thousands of skilled
workers who kept the locomotives in operation, many of whom were part of
the growing Hispano and Native American middle class. Their critical
work kept the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe's steam trains running and
established and maintained Albuquerque's unique character in the region.
Including a generous selection of historic photographs, Overhaul
provides a glimpse into the people, places, culture, and special
history found in Albuquerque's locomotive shops during the boom of steam
railroading. The Flints provide an engaging and informative account of
how these shops and workers played a crucial role in the formation and
development of the Duke City.