Urban rail supporting technology

a five year progress summary 1971-1976.
  • 126 Pages
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  • English
Dept. of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Research and Development, Rail Technology Division , Washington
Urban transportation -- United States., Railroads -- United St
ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Rail Technology Division.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 126 p. :
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Open LibraryOL17535708M

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