Brunel and the architecture of the Great Western Railway
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Published by David J. Tyrer in Leicester .
Written in English


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Statementby David J. Tyrer.
The Physical Object
Pagination59p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13853612M

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