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A history of the great trains

by Chris Cook

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Express trains

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementChris Cook.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTF573 .C66 1977b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4561363M
    ISBN 100151409307
    LC Control Number77073046
    OCLC/WorldCa3354902

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