Railroad regulation since 1920
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Railroad regulation since 1920 by D. Philip Locklin

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Published by A. W. Shaw and company, A. W. Shaw and company, limited in Chicago & New York, London .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Transportation act, 1920,
  • Railroads -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [199]-206.

Statementby D. Philip Locklin.
LC ClassificationsHE2757.1928 .L6
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 211 p.
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6722215M
LC Control Number28028988

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