The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954.

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The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954.

The Railroad hour was a program which presented excerpts of famous musical comedies, as well as original stories, for radio audiences.

490 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 16 in.42 sound tapes : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono. ; 7 in.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6730006

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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