[Tagging] Advice & clarification of the railway tracks=* tag required.

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Aug 8 17:28:52 BST 2012


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:

> On 08/08/2012 16:41, Pieren wrote:
>
>>
>> The relation would say "these 4 tracks belong to the same railway".
>>
>
> I still don't see the point/benefit of this. In the quasi-nationalised UK
> rail system all tracks across the country are owned to the same company
> & different journeys/operators are tagged within a route relation. Do
> other countries have tracks side by side run by different companies?
>

Yes, but it's still a goofy way to tag things.  Here's an example in the US
of two railways owned by two different companies operating in the same
right of way:  http://osm.org/go/WIDwpip0E-
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