[talk-au] Railways

Matt White mattwhite at iinet.net.au
Fri Nov 28 07:28:10 UTC 2014

This particular thing really annoys me. Fair enough if the track is 
still in place - go nuts mapping it - but there are "disused" rail lines 
marked up even when the track hasn't been in place for 30 years, and 
it's only an historical curiosity. See the Inner Circle railway in 
Melbourne for example: 

I've been tempted to nuke this "disused" railway for ages, especially as 
the current path doesn't actually reflect where it even use to run with 
any accuracy.


On 27/11/2014 7:52 PM, Leon Kernan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've recently noticed a tenancy for people to tag railways as disused, 
> even when all traces have been gone for decades.
> This is probably because railway=abandoned has been removed from the 
> rendering on openstreetmap.org <http://openstreetmap.org> (to try and 
> stop people tagging abandoned railways..)
> Just a reminder to all that railway=abandoned is still the correct tag 
> for a track that doesn't exist anymore.
> railway=disused is only for tracks that are still in place and able to 
> be used (at least in theory).
> Has anyone seen a site that renders historical or current railway 
> lines so I can direct people there to see their work rendered?
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