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Railroad challenges in America"s third century improved reliability and safety : 1976 technical proceedings by Railroad Engineering Conference University of Southern Colorado 1976.

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Published by The Administration, may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service in [Washington], Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statement13th Annual Railroad Engineering Conference ; sponsored by Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration.
ContributionsUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration.
LC ClassificationsTF5 .R34 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4374736M
LC Control Number78602449

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