golden age of the passenger train from steam to diesel and beyond by C. J. Riley

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Published by MetroBooks in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Railroads -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementC.J. Riley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTF15 .R55 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL999444M
ISBN 101567993834
LC Control Number96038290

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