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The American Railroad

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Published by Motorbooks International .
Written in English


  • Transportation,
  • Railroads,
  • United States,
  • Railroads - Pictorial,
  • Railway transport industries,
  • Trains & railways: general interest,
  • History,
  • Railroads - History

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8010732M
ISBN 100760305129
ISBN 109780760305126

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