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Background information on the railroads of western Europe and Japan

Background information on the railroads of western Europe and Japan

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Japan,
  • Railroads -- Europe

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesRailroads and state
    Statementby John W. Fischer, Analyst in Transportation
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1979-80, reel 5, fr. 0898
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination25 p.
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17120544M

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