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Waterways versus railroads

  • 468 Pages
  • 1.95 MB
  • English
Houghton Mifflin Company , Boston, New York
Inland navigation, Inland navigation -- United States, Railroads -- United States, Canals -- United States, Transport
Statementby Harold G. Moulton .
SeriesHart, Schaffner & Marx prize essays -- XIII
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 468 p., 1 .
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16757221M
LC Control Number12016298

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Waterways versus railways by Moulton, Harold Glenn, Publication date Topics Inland navigation, Inland navigation -- United States, Railroads -- United States, Canals -- United States, Transportation Publisher Boston, New York Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Moulton, Harold Glenn, Waterways versus railways.

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