Chicago: America's Railroad Capital
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9781627884938

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Brian Solomon., Brian Solomon|AUTHOR., John Gruber|AUTHOR., & Chris Guss|AUTHOR. (2014). Chicago: America's Railroad Capital . Voyageur Press.

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Brian Solomon, Brian Solomon|AUTHOR, John Gruber|AUTHOR, and Chris Guss|AUTHOR. Chicago: America's Railroad Capital Voyageur Press, 2014.

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Grouped Work ID608db7fc-8489-b750-07e5-75fe607e0d08
Full titlechicago americas railroad capital the illustrated history 1836 to today
Authorsolomon brian
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Last Update2021-09-16 20:56:14PM
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