Historians take readers through the turbulent times at ABQ’s locomotive repair shops

BY DAVID STEINBERG / FOR THE JOURNAL

From about 1880 to 1955 – the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s steam locomotive repair shops were a dominant industrial presence and driving economic force in Albuquerque.

A comprehensive history of the shops is told in the recently published book “Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops” by Albuquerque-based husband-and-wife historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint. More

Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint will give a talk about “Overhaul” at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Wheels Museum 1100 2nd St SW Albuquerque NM 87102. Admission is free but seating is limited. RSVP to (505) 243-6269 by July 14. Please leave your name and number. Attendees will be able to tour the museum.

2 thoughts on “Historians take readers through the turbulent times at ABQ’s locomotive repair shops

  1. Hello,
    A quick question about the date of the Flint talk: is it Saturday, July 17th? The announcement says Saturday the 19th. Thinking about attending with a friend but wanted to confirm first. Thank you.

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