[Tagging] Disused/historic railway stations

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Wed Feb 6 01:06:17 GMT 2013

Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> writes:

 can mean two legally different things:
>   "out of service"
>   "abandoned (tracks present)"

Sorry, I didn't explain these:

  "out of service" means the railroad chooses not to run trains.  But
  they might change their mind.

  "abandonment" is a big legal step, where the land might revert to the
  people that owned it before the railroad, and the railroad is really
  really done with it.  In the US, this has to be approved by the
  Surface Transportation Board.
  See http://www.abandonedrails.com/Watertown_Branch for an example.
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