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Chicago surface lines an illustrated history by Alan R. Lind

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Published by Transport History Press in Park Forest, Ill .
Written in English



  • Illinois,
  • Chicago


  • Street-railroads -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.,
  • Local transit -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Alan R. Lind.
LC ClassificationsHE4491.C48 L55
The Physical Object
Pagination400 p.
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5067933M
LC Control Number74075870

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