Transportation of coal, grain, and passengers by rail and waterways

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  • Inland water transportation -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Coal -- Transportation -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Grain -- Transportation -- United States -- Congresses.,
  • Inland water transportation -- United States -- Passenger traffic -- Congresses.

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Reports presented at the 60th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

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StatementTransportation Research Board, Commission on Sociotechnical Systems, National Research Council.
SeriesTransportation research record ;, 824
ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.) Transportation Research Board.
LC ClassificationsTE7 .H5 no. 824, HE627 .H5 no. 824
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 34 p. :
Number of Pages34
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Open LibraryOL3483985M
ISBN 100309032660
LC Control Number82003454

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