Rails over Blisworth Hill the story of Northamptonshire"s first railway by Victor A. Hatley

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Published by Northamptonshire Antiquarian Society in Northampton .

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Statement(by Victor A. Hatley) and QuarryLine at Blisworth; notes on Northamptonshire"s third railway (by George Freeston.
SeriesNorthampton historical series -- no 2
ContributionsHatley, Victor A., Freeston, George.
The Physical Object
Pagination11, (1) p. :
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19913246M

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