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Some curiosities of railways and railway working.

C. R. Clinker

Some curiosities of railways and railway working.

by C. R. Clinker

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Published by s.n.] in [s.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Read at meeting on December 18th, 1928.

SeriesProceedings of the Great Western Railway (Bristol) Lecture and Debating Society, session 1928-29, no. 96
The Physical Object
Pagination12p.
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20683129M

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