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railway library 

Lending libraries on railway premises established primarily for railway employees, similar to *mechanics’ institute libraries; also, special series of *yellowback books for sale to rail travellers: *Routledge were leading publishers and W. H. *Smith leading vendors of such series.

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D. Mackarill, ‘Railway Libraries’, Local History Magazine, 97 (July–Aug. 2004), 22–4Find this resource: