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3 edition of Railroad challenges in America"s third century found in the catalog.

Railroad challenges in America"s third century

Railroad Engineering Conference University of Southern Colorado 1976.

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

    Subjects:
  • Railroad engineering -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

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

    Twentieth-Century Trends and Decline. At the beginning of the twentieth century, North Carolina was served by about 30 short lines and three major railway systems: J. P. Morgan's Southern Railway Company, which controlled the Western North Carolina Railroad Company and had signed a year lease of the North Carolina Railroad in ; the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, the result of the.


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