Aspects of rail passenger policy in Canada.

by David McQueen

Publisher: Canadian Transport Commission. Research Branch in Ottowa

Written in English
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SeriesReports / Canadian Transport Commission. Research Branch -- no.l985/OIE
ContributionsCanadian Research Commission. Research Branch.
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Open LibraryOL15100836M
ISBN 100662139259
OCLC/WorldCa12639838

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Examples include VIA Rail, the former passenger services of the CNR, CPR, and BCR, the passenger services of the Algoma Central (CN), Ontario Northland.

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