Diesel and electric trains by Basil Knowlman Cooper

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Book details

Statementwith drawings by Norman Meredith.
SeriesYoung enthusiast library, young engineer series
The Physical Object
Pagination144p.,ill.,19cm
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21859059M

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