by The Administration, may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service in [Washington], Springfield, Va .
Written in English
|Statement||13th Annual Railroad Engineering Conference ; sponsored by Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.|
|Contributions||United States. Federal Railroad Administration.|
|LC Classifications||TF5 .R34 1976|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||148 p. :|
|Number of Pages||148|
|LC Control Number||78602449|
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