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Identifier: sciencerailways01kirk
Title: Revised and enlarged ed. of the science of railways
Year: 1800 (1800s)
Authors: Kirkman, Marshall Monroe, 1842-1921
Subjects: Transportation Railroads
Publisher: New York : The World railway publishing co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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