THE NATION: Shakedown I

Citizens of Albuquerque, N. Mex. read the newspapers dutifully but a little lackadaisically. What really made them hot under the collar was the new Santa Fe timetable.

For years, on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, they had taken visitors to the railroad station and said: "Now just watch." At 3:35 the Chief rolled in, at 3:40 the Super-Chief, and at 3:47 El Capitan slid in off the main line. There were three famous streamliners, all emitting compressed air, Hollywood producers and blondes wearing dark glasses. But after June 2, damn-it-all, the trains would come...

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