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British railway system

Henry Grote Lewin

British railway system

outlines of its early development to the year 1844.

by Henry Grote Lewin

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Published by G. Bell in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 67p. :
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13840689M

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