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A history of the railways

John Ray

A history of the railways

by John Ray

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Published by Heinemann Educational in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Ray.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination(10),77p. :
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15042223M
    ISBN 100435317547
    OCLC/WorldCa30293624

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