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AUTHOR French, James Strange, 1807-1886.
TITLE A memorial to the legislature of Virginia on railways / by
PUBLISHER Richmond : Printed by Ritchies & Dunnavant, 1852.
NOTE "Report of the committee appointed to examine French's
experimental railway, 1851": p. 27-32.
SUBJECT Railroads -- Early works to 1850.
1 > Leyburn-Spec Coll-Rare TF145 .F75
TITLE American rail-road journal.
PUBLISHER New-York : D.K. Minor, 1832.
PUB DATE Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1831 [i.e. 1832])-v. 1, no. 35 (Aug. 25,
SUBJECT Railroad engineering -- Periodicals.
Civil engineering -- Periodicals.
United States -- Public works -- Periodicals.
ADD TITLE Rail-road journal.
CONT'D BY American railroad journal, and advocate of internal
1 > Leyburn-Spec Coll-Rare HE1001 .A4
AUTHOR Modelski, Andrew M., 1929-
TITLE Railroad maps of North America : the first hundred years / by
Andrew M. Modelski, Geography and Map Division.
PUBLISHER Washington : Library of Congress : for sale by the Supt. of
Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1984.
DESCRIPT xxi, 186 p. : ill., maps. (part. col.) ; 29x37 cm.
SUBJECT Railroads -- North America -- Maps.
Cartography -- North America.
North America -- Maps.
1 > Leyburn Library FOLIO G1106.P3 M6
TITLE Railway age.
LIB. HAS W&L 64(1918)-182(1981)
PUBLISHER Bristol, Conn. [etc.] Simmons-Boardman Pub. Co.
SUBJECT Railroads -- Periodicals.
1 > Leyburn Library PERIODICALS v. 64
TITLE Railway age gazette.
LIB. HAS W&L 58-63.
PUBLISHER [New York, Simmons-Boardman Pub. Co.]
FREQUENCY Weekly (daily in June)
PUB DATE v. 48-63; Jan. 7, 1910-Dec. 28, 1917.
1 > Leyburn Library PERIODICALS v. 58
TITLE Railway and industrial compendium.
LIB. HAS W&L 1928-1934.
PUBLISHER New York : William B. Dana Co., 1928-
SUBJECT Securities -- Periodicals.
1 > Leyburn Library PERIODICALS 1928
TITLE The Railway library.
LIB. HAS W&L 1909-1911,1913-1915.
PUBLISHER Chicago : Gunthorp-Warren Printing Co.
NOTE "A collection of noteworthy chapters, addresses and papers
relating to railways, mostly published during the year."
1 > Leyburn Library HE2751 .R2 1909
TITLE Railway statistics of the United States of America.
LIB. HAS W&L 1910,1919,1925-1928,1930-1933.
PUBLISHER [s.l. : s.n.] Chicago : H. G. Adair.
1 > Leyburn Library HE2713 .T43 1910