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Federal approach to rail safety inspection and enforcement time for change : report by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Federal Railroad Administration,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Railroads -- Inspection -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
The Physical Object
Pagination[1] leaf, v, [2] leaves, 54 p. ;
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14896765M

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