Railroad Track and Bridge Inspection. Hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on interstate commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-fourth Congress, first session, on S. 543, a bill to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon common carriers engaged in interstate commerce by railroad by compelling such carriers to maintain tracks, bridges, and appurtenances thereto in safe and suitable condition. June 3, 4, and 7, 1935. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

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  • Railroads -- United States -- Track,
  • Bridges -- United States

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LC ClassificationsKF26 .I58 1935d
The Physical Object
Paginationiii,134 p.
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6325096M
LC Control Number35018657

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