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Personnel safety on electrified railroads

Transportation Systems Center.

Personnel safety on electrified railroads

by Transportation Systems Center.

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Published by The Office, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric railroads -- United States -- Safety measures.,
  • Electric railroad accidents -- United States.,
  • Electrical injuries -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementU.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center ; Alexander Kusko, Inc. ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development.
    ContributionsAlexander Kusko, inc., United States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Research and Development.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 50 p. :
    Number of Pages50
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15257863M

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