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U.S. passenger rail technologies

U.S. passenger rail technologies

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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • High speed ground transportation -- United States.,
  • Railroads -- Technological innovations.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Passenger traffic.,
  • Magnetic levitation vehicles.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesUS passenger rail technologies.
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18036453M


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