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Tue Jun 19 19:23:41 BST 2007
Adrian Frith <adrian at frith.co.za> writes:
> Perhaps the problem is that narrow-gauge railways are often drawn differently
> on maps because a railway being narrow-gauge usually indicates that it is
> special-purpose in some way: historical or touristic or funicular or only
> used by some specific industry. Generally, if a railway were just a normal
> part of the mainline network, it would long ago have been relaid at the
> prevailing gauge (barring special other circumstances).
> So perhaps we need to analyse further *why* we might want to render
> narrow-gauge railways differently, and then add *that* data to the model?
> Maybe just a "railway=special_purpose" value?
I think there should be a more general classification of railways
according to their significance. Some side track doesn't need to be
rendered the same way as a main line. And this is independent from
the gauge or the number of tracks.
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