A brief history of firsts and other interesting stage and railway facts, etc in ye goode olde tymes by Will W. Clarke

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Published by Hants Journal Press in Windsor, N.S .

Written in English

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  • Railroads,
  • History

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Other titlesClarkes history of the earliest railways.
Statement[Will W. Clarke]
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL25603642M

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