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The history of the first locomotives in America From original documents, and the testimony of living witnesses by Brown, William H.

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Published by Appleton and Company in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Collection locomotives,
  • History

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Edition Notes

StatementBy William H. Brown
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTJ603 .B86
The Physical Object
Paginationx, [9]-242 p.
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25518990M
LC Control Number06032980
OCLC/WorldCa3908111

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