[Talk-us] railway=abandoned and mapping things that are not there any more?

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Thu Jul 12 18:49:44 BST 2012

Peter Dobratz wrote:
> I'm trying to get a better understanding of the railway=abandoned 
> tag and see what the community thinks about it.

FWIW there's been a similar discussion on talk-gb recently.

The consensus seems to be railway=abandoned for railways where there's still
some physical trace (and "you can see it from the air" includes that!), and
railway=dismantled used fairly sparingly where there's no trace left.


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