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Getting railroad facts straight

Carson S. Duncan

Getting railroad facts straight

--1. About wages. 2. About maintenance. 3. About valuation.

by Carson S. Duncan

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Published by Association of Railway Executives in [New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Warne, Frank Julian, 1874-,
    • Wages -- Railroads -- United States.,
    • Railroads -- Maintenance and repair.,
    • Railroads -- Valuation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBy C. S. Duncan. An answer to Frank J. Warne, witness for the railroad unions before the United States Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce.
      ContributionsAssociation of Railway Executives (U.S.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE2757 1922 .D65
      The Physical Object
      Pagination51 p.
      Number of Pages51
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL178498M
      LC Control Numbera 22001503
      OCLC/WorldCa6053354

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