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future of freight railroads in the Northeast and Midwest by William J. Watt

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Published by Northeast-Midwest Institute in Washington, D.C. (218 D St. SE, Washington 20003) .
Written in English



  • Northeastern States,
  • Middle West


  • Railroads -- Northeastern States -- Freight.,
  • Railroads -- Middle West -- Freight.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam J. Watt.
LC ClassificationsHE2357 .W38 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1783175M
ISBN 100929061047
LC Control Number89176885

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