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Overhaul

A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops
By Richard FlintShirley Cushing Flint

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Overview

In Overhaul, 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.

Contributor Bios
Richard Flint is the author of No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada, the coauthor of A Most Splendid Company: The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective, and the coeditor of The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (all from UNM Press).
Shirley Cushing Flint is the author of No Mere Shadows: Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico, the coauthor of A Most Splendid Company: The Coronado Expedition in Global Perspective, and the coeditor of The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (all from UNM Press).