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Published by Vestal Press in Vestal, N.Y .
Written in English



  • New York (State)


  • Railroads -- New York (State) -- History -- Pictorial works.,
  • Postcards -- New York (State) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

ContributionsPalmer, Richard F., 1941-
LC ClassificationsTF24.N7 P35 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1-2 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2225829M
ISBN 100911572872, 1879511045
LC Control Number89070721

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