Early British railways a short history of their origin & development, 1801-1844 by Henry Grote Lewin

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Published by Locomotive Publishing Co., printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Ltd, at the Country Press in London .

Written in English

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Contains a list of maps, list of illustrations and an index.

Book details

StatementHenry Grote Lewin.
ContributionsLocomotive Publishing Company., Percy Lund, Humphries & Co Ltd., Country Press.
The Physical Object
Pagination202p., 8p. of plates :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17205114M

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