Why are railway lines laid down with small gaps between each couple of rails?

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Cigarette cards

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Dates / Origin
Place Term: South Africa
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents Cigarette Cards
Shelf locator: Arents Cigarette Cards 645
Genres
Cigarette cards
Notes
Content : Anonymous; no brand given

Citation/reference: Cartophilic reference books ZB6-16-3
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b15262620
UUID: 1c6e91b0-c550-012f-477d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Why are railway lines laid down with small gaps between each couple of rails?" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e523-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. "Why are railway lines laid down with small gaps between each couple of rails?" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e523-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. Why are railway lines laid down with small gaps between each couple of rails? Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-e523-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Why are railway lines laid down with small gaps between each couple of rails?