American diesel locomotive

by Solomon, Brian

Publisher: MBI Pub. Co. in Osceola, WI

Written in English
Cover of: American diesel locomotive | Solomon, Brian
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  • Diesel locomotives -- United States.

Edition Notes

StatementBrian Solomon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTJ619.2 .S65 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination168 p. :
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL48465M
ISBN 100760306664
LC Control Number99050041

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