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future of British railways

William James Stevens

future of British railways

a plea for co-operation

by William James Stevens

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Published by P.S. King & son ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- Great Britain.,
    • Railroads and state -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby W. J. Stevens, With a foreword by Sir Josiah Stamp.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE3018 .S8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 101 p.
      Number of Pages101
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6381490M
      LC Control Number39000859
      OCLC/WorldCa5373225

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